141. Chikkaballapur (General) (ಚಿಕ್ಕಬಳ್ಳಾಪುರ) is a State Assembly/Vidhana Soudha constituency in the Chikkaballapur district and Southern Karnataka region of Karnataka (ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ) and is a part of the Chikkballapur Parliamentary/Lok Sabha constituency. Congress (INC) won the seat in the 2018 Karnataka Assembly elections.
INC won this seat in the 2013 Karnataka Assembly Elections with a margin of 15,048 votes (10.26%) securing 51.06% of the total votes polled.
JD(S) won this seat in the 2008 Assembly Elections with a margin of 23,301 votes (18.49%) registering 39.49% of the votes polled.
Bye-elections for 15 of the 17 vacant seats in the Karnataka Assembly were held on December 5, 2019 and the votes are being counted on December 8, 2019. These by-polls are important for the state as the results will decide if the ruling BJP under Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa is able to secure a majority in the 224-member house. BJP which has 105 MLAs, needs 8 more to secure a majority on its own.
2019 bypoll candidates: M Anjanappa (Indian National Congress), DR Narayana Swamy (Bahujan Samaj Party), N Radhakrishna (Janata Dal (Secular)), K Sudhakar (Bharatiya Janata Party), Phaniraj SV (Uttama Prajaakeeya Party), Dilshad Begum (Independent), MM Basha Nandi (Independent), Arikere Muniraju D (Independent), Syed Asif (Independent).
The constituencies which have gone for bypolls are: Athani, Kagwad, Gokak, Yellapur, Hirekerur, Ranibennur, Vijayanagara, Chikkaballapur, KR Pura, Yeshvanthapura, Mahalakshmi Layout, Shivaji Nagar, Hosakote, Krishnarajapete, and Hunasuru.
11 of the 15 constituencies going to the polls were won by Congress (INC) in the 2018 Karnataka Assembly elections, 3 by Janata Dal (Secular) (JDS), and 1 by Karnataka Pragnyavantha Janatha Party (KPJP).