Karnataka elections: Mahalakshmi Layout Vidhan Sabha Seat
Mahalakshmi Layout is a suburb in north-west Bengaluru. It is one of the biggest layouts in Bengaluru. The famous temple of Lord Hanuman etched on a single monolith stone is a prominent temple in this area. True to its name, there is also temple in the name of goddess Mahalakshmi.
It has been attributed with many sobriquets such as "Layout of Hill","Twin Layout" and "Temple Layout". There are around 10 temples within a radius of 200 meters in this layout. Mahalakshmi Layout is one of the most popular locations for shooting Kannada movies and TV serials.
It is a new Assembly constituency created by carving six wards of Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), which were spread in Rajajinagar, Yelahanka and the erstwhile Uttarahalli constituencies after the delimitation.
Mahalakshmipuram (Ward 10), Nandini Layout (12), Geleyarabalaga (13), Nagapura (14), Kamalanagar (16) and Vrushabhavathinagar (Ward 17) are the BBMP wards included in this constituency. Areas such as Kanteeravanagar, Krishnanandanagar Slum, Srikanteshwaranagar, Mahalakshmi Layout, Nandini Layout, Ganesha Block, AGB Layout, J.C. Nagar, and a few localities adjacent to West of Chord Road, Basaveshwaranagar, Kamalanagar, Rajajinagar 1st Block and 1st N Block, Kurubarahalli, parts of Kamakshipalya, Isckon temple and surrounding areas form part of this constituency.
The shopping malls close to this locality are Orion Mall, Tibetan Centre, APMC Market, Global Tech and Big Bazaar.
The current MLA is K. Gopalaiah from Janata Dal (Secular) and he defeated N.L. Narendrababu of Congress.