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Malkajgiri constituency is a TRS stronghold

There are more than 31 lakh voters; Malkajgiri is one of the biggest Parliamentary constituencies in the country. Touted as the Seemandhra pocket of Telangana State, the constituency is said to have about 90 per cent literate urban middle class electors.

It also accommodates small pockets of rural population on the peripheral areas. Nearly 70 per cent of the electorate is dominated by the natives of Andhra Pradesh but settled in Hyderabad for several decades now.

It comprises seven Assembly segments: Medchal, Secunderabad Cantonment (SC), Malkajgiri, Qutbullapur, Kukatpally, Uppal and LB Nagar. Its uniqueness lies in its cosmopolitan outlook and heterogeneity. The cosmopolitan outlook can be attributed to the presence of a large chunk of voters who have migrated from other States, including AP, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra and northern States, especially due to employees of railways and defense establishments.

With a large part of the electorate comprising young and educated voters, lack of development and unemployment are woes that find traction in Malkajgiri constituency. During the 2014 elections, the constituency saw nearly 30 candidates, one of the highest numbers of candidates contesting from a single constituency in the country.  

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