Karnataka elections: Yeshvanthapura Vidhan Sabha Seat
Yeshwantpur area constitutes of Gokula Extension, Mattikere, Sundara Nagar and the area is covered with rich green. The famous water reservoir of this area Matti kere is an excellent place for evening stroll in a scenic beauty. The biggest wholesale market of agricultural produce in the city, the Yeshwanthpura APMC Yard, is situated in Yeshwanthpura.
All wards in Yeshwanthpur constituency are recent additions to the BBMP. This is a large constituency which also includes villages outside the BBMP limits. Hence many areas lack basic facilities compared to old BBMP areas.
There are five wards in the constituency - Hemmigepura, Dodda Bidarakallu, Herohalli, Ullalu and Kengeri. No specific party has dominance here. Hemmigepura and Kengeri have BJP corporators, while Herohalli and Doddabidarakallu have JD(S) corporators. Ullalu has a Congress corporator.
There are several prestigious educational institutions situated in and around this place, to name few Society of Biological Chemists Research, Tata Institute Of Fundamental Research Centre, National Institute of Advance Studies.
The current MLA is S.T.Somashekar from Congress and he defeated T.N.Javarayi Gowda of JDS.