Karnataka elections: Sidlaghatta Assembly constituency
Sidlaghatta is a town in the Chikkaballapur district. This town is also famous for its raw silks. It has Asia's second biggest cacoon market. There are 243 inhabited villages in the town. Sidlaghatta is the taluk headquarters. All the taluk administration lies with the taluk panchayat for the implementation of developmental schemes and their progress.
Sidlaghatta word is derived from Kannada word sidilu ghatta. which means the place where normally thunder storms(sidilu) would occur at the mountains (ghatta). There were also proof less stories which says Maratha king chatrapathi Shivaji lost his horse because of the thunder bolt hit, hence the then local commander of shivaji gave the name sidilu ghatta.
The current MLA is M. Rajanna who is from Janata Dal (Secular). He defeated V Muniyappa from Congress.