Once a Congress bastion, TRS looks to win seat for the second time

Apart from the Mahabubabad Assembly segment, the Parliamentary constituency houses six other Assembly constituencies.

Published: 17th March 2019 10:37 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th March 2019 10:37 AM   |  A+A-

Congress flag

For representational purposes (File Photo | PTI)

Express News Service

MAHABUBABAD: Following the delimitation of Parliamentary constituencies, Mahabubabad Parliamentary constituency took its current form in 2008, after Bhadrachalam constituency was dissolved and attached to it as an Assembly segment.

Not surprisingly, with the area historically being a Congress stronghold, the very first election held here in 2009 saw the victory of Congress strongman Porika Balram Naik. This was until, of course, he was defeated by TRS candidate Azmeera Seetharam Naik in the 2014 elections.

Apart from the Mahabubabad Assembly segment, the Parliamentary constituency houses six other Assembly constituencies, namely Yellandu (ST), Dornakal (ST), Mulug (ST), Pinapaka (ST), Bhadrachalam (ST), Mahabubabad (ST) and Narsampet. The constituency has a sizeable population that belong to the Scheduled Tribes. In fact, they account for 36.43 per cent of the 18,41,050 people residing in the constituency. At the same time, as much as 85.42 per cent of the population reside in rural areas.

Demographics

According to the 2011 Census figures, Mahabubabad district has a population of 774,549. Most of these people are from rural areas (85.42 per cent of the population). The constituency has a sizeable population belonging to the Scheduled Tribes (36.43 percent)

Assembly Constituencies

Yellandu (ST), Dornakal (ST), Mulug (ST), Pinapaka (ST), Bhadrachalam (ST), Mahabubabad (ST), Narsampet

The ‘Tree Fort’ constituency

Mahabubabad is popularly known as Mranukota or Manukota. In Telugu, ‘Mranu’ means ‘tree’ and ‘kota’ is ‘fort’. In earlier days, Manukota used to be covered with plenty of trees. It derives its name from Mahabub, one of the officials of the Nizam. He once arrived at Manukota where he stayed outside the town in a place called Shikarkhana. Later, it was changed to Mahabubabad

Stay up to date on all the latest Hyderabad news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp