Karnataka Assembly Elections: Sarvagnanagar Seat
Located in the north-east part of Bengaluru, the Sarvagnanagar Assembly Constituency has seen a lot of development in the recent past. With several educational institutions, hospitals and other commercial establishments, the area is thickly populated. But with the drastic rise in development and an influx of people, Sarvagnanagar is lagging behind in infrastructure. The foremost of problems faced by residents is that of drinking water.
Cox Town, a major part of this constiteuncy is bound by the Bangalore-Madras Railway line on the North and East, Wheeler Road in the East and the Ulsoor Polo Ground in the South. It comprises the localities of Sindhi Colony, Jeevanahalli, Doddigunta, and roads such as Assaye Road, Charles Campbell Road, Wheeler Road, etc. and is adjoining the suburbs of Fraser Town, Clevland Town and Cooke Town, with easy access to the Bangalore East Railway Station, Ulsoor, Lingarajpuram, Shivaji Nagar. Cox Town is a well planned, posh and preferred suburb in the Bangalore Cantonment, created during the British Raj.
Cox Town was known to be having a distinct British influence on its culture. It was common sight to see families taking out pedigree dogs out for walks in the mornings. Westen attire was also common. English vegetables, meat, pastry, Indian crispies were readily available.
Like in other suburbs of the Bangalore Cantonment, Cox Town has a large Tamil population.
The current MLA is KJ George of Congress, who is also a minister in the current government. He defeated Padmanabha Reddy of BJP.