Considering the results of previous assembly elections in Belgaum South Constituency in 2008, 2013 and 2018, Maharashtra Ekikaran Samiti won once and Bharatiya Janata Party twice. Former mayor late Sambhajirao Patil had hoisted the saffron of the committee by defeating the then sitting MLA Abhay Patil in 2013.
The results of 2008, 2013 and 2018 assembly elections in Belgaum South Constituency are briefly as follows. A total of 12 candidates were in the fray in the 2008 assembly elections in Belgaum South constituency. At that time, 63.66 percent voting took place and in it Abhay Patil of Bharatiya Janata Party won by getting 39.96 percent votes.
He defeated his nearest rival Independent (M.A. Samiti) candidate Kiran Sayanak by a margin of 11.36 percent. Kiran Sainak got 28.6 percent votes in that election. Then in the 2013 assembly elections, a total of 10 candidates were in the fray. In this election, the real fight was between the official candidate of Maharashtra Ekikaran Samiti, former mayor Sambhajirao Patil and then sitting MLA Abhay Patil. At that time, the election voter turnout was 65.25%. Out of these, Sambhajirao Patil, an independent (MAS) candidate won 41.25 percent of the votes and hoisted the saffron of the committee in the south. He defeated his nearest rival BJP candidate Abhay Patil by 4.78 percent votes. Abhay Patil was satisfied with 36.47 percent votes and had to lose his MLA seat.
A total of 14 candidates were in the fray in the 2018 assembly elections in Belgaum South Constituency. 62.46 percent voters exercised their right to vote in this election. Abhay Patil, who won the BJP’s candidature again, won the election unilaterally by securing the highest 57.59 percent votes.
He defeated his closest rival Congress’s M. D. Lakshminarayan was defeated by a margin of 40 percent. At that time Lakshminarayan got only 17.59 percent votes in his favor. Considering these three elections, Abhay Patil has succeeded in getting the candidature of Bharatiya Janata Party for the fourth consecutive time.