General elections in the year 1991 were held to elect the members of the 10th Lok Sabha. The elections were held because the previous Lok Sabha elections had dissolved in just 16 months after the government was formed. The elections were called as the Mandal Mandir elections as it was majorly affected by two main issues, Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid issue and Mandal Commission. Meanwhile, the general elections in Karnataka were significant as Bhartiye Janata Party hindered the political scene as it took baby steps in the state and gained more ground. Though the party could not win the elections, it somehow managed to gain recognition in the state.
Karnataka had 28 parliamentary constituencies. Talking about the results, Congress won 23 seats, Janata Dal won 1 seat, meanwhile, BJP won only 4 seats and did the debut in elections. Going by the statistics provided by Election Commission, the size of the electorate were 28839296 and the voter turnout for 1991 in Karnataka was 54.81% in total 35471 polling stations.
Total of 391 candidates contested in the elections for 28 seats and 317 forfeited their deposits. Taking in Women participation account, in Karnataka, 6929185 women voted in the elections. Meanwhile, 3 women contested for 1991 elections.
Talking about the winners list, Congress candidates BG Jawali from Gulbarga, Venkatesh Naik from Raichur, Anwari Basavaraj from Koppal, Basavarajeshwari from Brellary, Channaiah from Davangere, C P Mudalagiriyappa from Chitradurga, V. Krishna Rao from Chakballapur, K H Muniyappa from Kolar, M V Chandrashekara from Kanakapura, C K Jaffer Shariff from Bangalore North, G Madegowda from Mandya, V Sreenivasa from Chamarajanagar, Chandraprabha URS from Mysore, Oscar Fernandes From Udupi, D K Tharadevi from Chikmagalur, K G Shivappa from Shimoga, Naik G Devaraya from Kanara, B M Mujahid from Dharwas South, D K Naikar from Dharwad North, Sidnal Shanmukhappa from Belgaum, B Shankaranand from Chikkodi, Siddapaa Bhimappa from Bagalkot, Gudadinni from Bijapur.