Karnataka elections: Yelahanka Vidhan Sabha Seat
Yelahanka is a suburb of Bengaluru which lies to the north of the city. Yelahanka is on the verge of being the prime real estate hub in North Bengaluru owing to its vast undeveloped areas and easy access to the Kempegowda International Airport.
Historically, the city of Yelahanka had been in existence prior to 12th century. The region was called 'Ilaipakka Naadu' during the rule of Cholas. A stone tablet of 1267 A.D found in Doddaballapur mentions Dechi Devarasa, ruling the region with Yelahanka as his capital under the aegis of Hoysala monarch 'Narasimha (Third)'.
A well planned township was developed during early 1980s to the south of the city by Karnataka Housing Board and is identified by several names like Yelahanka Upanagara, Yelahanka Satellite Town, Yelahanka New Town.
Yelahanka has the largest milk dairy in the state, known as 'Mother Diary'. The constituency also has several lakes. elahanka is a traditional place of weavers. The silk handloom has been the lifeline of Yelahanka people for over 2 centuries, And even now in yelahanka old town in areas like, Kamakshamma layout, Agrahara layout, Kogilu, Maruti nagar, Choudeshwari layout silk saree development can been seen.
Yelahanka railway station is one of the oldest stations setup in Bangalore area and has railway lines connecting KR Puram and Bayappanahalli in the east and Yeshwanthpur in the northwest.
The current MLA is S.R Viswanath from BJP and he defeated B Chandrappa from JDS.