Kolkata, India - March 19, 2019: Directed by District Election Officer, as part of an awareness programme, officials show EVMs (Electronic Voting Machine) and VVPATs (Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail) to people near Shyambazar AV School, in Kolkata, West Bengal, India, on Tuesday, March 19, 2019. (Photo by Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)
Kolkata, India - March 19, 2019: Directed by District Election Officer, as part of an awareness programme, officials show EVMs (Electronic Voting Machine) and VVPATs (Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail) to people near Shyambazar AV School, in Kolkata, West Bengal, India, on Tuesday, March 19, 2019. (Photo by Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: TRS hold Telangana’s Mahbubnagar, once a Congress bastion

Telangana’s 17 seats will go to polls in a single phase on April 11.
New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 06, 2019 05:30 PM IST

Mahabubnagar was a Congress stronghold since it was formed in 1957, but the seat has been won by Telangana Praja Samithi, BJP and TRS in different general elections.

During the final stages of Telangana Agitation it was represented by Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao, the founder of Telangana Rashtra Samithi.

In 2014 elections, A. P. Jithender Reddy of the TRS defeated the Congress candidate by 2,500 votes.

The constituency comprises seven assembly segments -- Kodangal, Narayanpet, Mahbubnagar, Jadcherla, Devarkadra, Makthal and Shadnagar.

READ: All about Lok Sabha elections 2019

Telangana’s 17 seats will go to polls in a single phase on April 11.

Here are some details about Mahbubnagar Lok Sabha seat:

State: Telangana

Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Mahbubnagar

Polling date: April 11

Sitting MP, party: AP Jithender Reddy, TRS

Winning margin in 2014: 2,590

Runner up name, party: Jaipal Reddy Sudini, Congress

Number of voters in 2014: 1,015,520

Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 71%

Number of women voters in 2014: 503,036

Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,592

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