Karnataka: Padmanaba Nagar Assembly Seat
Padmanabhanagar is a residential locality in Bengaluru, very close to the highway leading to Kanakapura. It is surrounded by Kumaraswamy Layout, Gowdanapalya, Chennamanakere, Kathriguppe, Kadirenahalli, Uttarahalli and Chikkakalasandra. The famous landmark of this area is called DG ciricle (Deve Gowda circle) which connects the Outer Ring Road and BSK 2nd Stage.
This constituency is one of the new constituencies carved out of the erstwhile Uttarahalli Assembly Constituency, which was one of the largest constituencies in the country.
Although it apparently seems developed, not only its outskirts but central areas also lack many basic amenities. The roads just half a kilometre inside the main road lack asphalting and there is problem for drinking water. Despite all this, land rates have reached skies similar to other parts of city, while at some places, a few tanks have vanished.
This constituency comprises of Padmanabhanagar ward and Ganesha Mandira ward.
Notable residents stay in this locality. H.D. Deve Gowda, Janata Dal (Secular) leader and former prime minister of India and Nissar Ahmed, Kannada writer stay here.
The current MLA is R Ashoka of BJP, won against LS.Chethan Gowda of Congress.