All eyes on Malkajgiri

March 22, 2014 17:34
All eyes on Malkajgiri

I will contest from Malkajgiri - TDP MLA Revanth Reddy

Planning to contest from Malkajgiri - Lok Satta Jayaprakash Narayana

Want to contest from Malkajgiri - TDP Errabelli Dayakar Rao

I will contest and win from Malkajgiri - Survey Satyanarayana

Jana Sena Party chief Pawan Kalyan might contest from Malkajgiri

There is no limit to the list of leaders who wish to contest from Malkajgiri. But why many leaders are eyeing Malkajgiri constituency and if the above leaders contest who will be the ultimate winner is something going to be very interesting. Here is an indepth study of Malkajgiri constituency.

Located back of Mettuguda, Malkajgiri is one of the most populated mandals in Ranga Reddy district. It is one of the three Parliamentary constituencies of the city of Hyderabad, the other two are Hyderabad and Secunderabad. This constituency came into existence in the year 2008, following the delimitation of parliamentary constituencies based on the recommendations of the Delimitation Commission of India constituted in 2002.

Following the introduction, Malkajgiri has the highest literacy rate of above 65 percent and many resident here are settlers who migrated from Seemandhra region as it is also an industrial area. Apart from this, Malkajgiri is an diverse community region Brahmin, Backward caste and minorities are more in number and their votes are going to be very crucial.


Coming to the leaders who are willing to contest from here are many. Starting with Telugu Desam Party, Revanth Reddy and Errabelli Dayakar Rao are fighting their best to convince supremo Chandrababu Naidu for their berth. Errabelli has eyed upon this spot just the day after Telangana Bill getting passed in Parliament. Freshly Revanth Reddy has joined the chorus and wished to contest from Malkajgiri. It was also in the air the Chandrababu Naidu would contest from here in the view of bifurcation. However the rumors were turned down by TDP insiders. Motukapalli Narasimhulu has been trying hard too for this constituency. More than any party, TDP has more number of candidates who want battle for Malkajgiri parliamentary segment.


Lok Satta Jayaprakash Narayana has been hanging on the ropes whether to contest from Malkajgiri constituency or not. JP is Kukatpalli MLA and this Assembly segment falls under Malkajgiri parliamentary segments. With the view of bifurcation, JP has extended his support to BJP, TDP and Pawan Kalyan's Jana Sena and is expecting to form an alliance with them for the upcoming general elections. As JP wanted to play a crucial role in the national politics, he decided that Malkajgiri would be a safe option with migrants being more in number. For the past few week he has been making statements about contesting from Malkajgiri but TDP  leader Revanth Reddy is opposing it. Today Revanth told to the media that, “Telangana was formed for self respect and local people should get an opportunity. We won't accept JP's proposal if he wants to tie up with TDP.”



Congress party present MP and union minister Survey Satyanarayana is in no mood to lose this constituency as well. After delimitation, he is first MP of Malkajgiri but after the bifurcation the local Congress leaders are unhappy with him for ignoring the development of constituency. So Malkajgiri Congress leaders are forcing Secunderabad MLA Jayasudha to contest from here. Brahmin and Christian community leaders have met her and are forcing her to battle for this spot. Nonetheless, Congress high command will decide the candidate and so leaders are busy doing their lobbying silently.


TRS, BJP, MIM, YSRCP not interested


Not only there is demand, there are parties which are completely ignoring Malkajgiri. Till now TRS, BJP, MIM and YSRCP did not talk about this constituency as there are no takers for them from here. YSRCP planned to field LB Nagar MLA Sudhir Reddy from here but after bifurcation of AP, Sudhir stayed back in Congress.


Pawan may contest


Jana Sena founder Pawan Kalyan was rumored to preferring Malkajgiri. Pawan who forayed into politics, is expected to battle from Kakinada and Malkajgiri. We don't know the exact reasons for this decision and also whether Pawan will contest elections or not.


Anyways with many leaders and parties eyes being on Malkajgiri, it is upto the voter to decide their leader of their future.


(AW: Vamshi)

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