Karnataka elections: Chikkaballapur Assembly constituency
Chikkaballapur is the district headquarters of the newly created Chikkaballapura district in Karnataka. However the name Chikka means 'small', while 'balla' means the measure to quantify food grains, and 'pura' means "town". Thus, it is a place where people used to use small measures to quantify the food grains in ancient times. The place is also famous Nandi Hills which is nearby and within the jurisdiction of Chikkaballapura district.
It is located within 3 km of Muddenahalli (the birthplace of eminent engineer and statesman Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvarayya). It is a regional transport and educational hub, and is a major site for grape, grain, and silk cultivation. With recent development, it is widely believed that Chikkaballapura will become part of Greater Bangalore. "Vidurashwattha" is in Gauribidanur taluk on the lands of river Pinakini. "Vidurashwattha" is famous for its temple. It is also called as Mini Jaliyanwalabagh.
The current MLA is Dr K Sudhakar who is from INC. He won against KP Bachegowda of JDS.