South Belgaum (Belgaum Dakshin) is another important vidhan sabha segment in Karnataka. The BJP candidate Abhay Patil has won the elections in 2008 elections with a huge majority. The Congress has secured third place in that polls.
Independent candidate Kiran Krishna Rao Sayanak has secured about 29 percent votes and stood second in the previous Assembly elections. Following is the bief profile of South Belgaum constituency: