Women Voters Outnumber Men in Telangana Lok Sabha Elections

Telangana, India prepares for Lok Sabha elections with 3.31 crore voters, including more women than men, set to cast ballots across 35,356 polling stations. The Malkajgiri constituency is a key battleground, with BJP's Eatala Rajender facing Congress and BRS candidates in a closely watched contest.

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Women Voters Outnumber Men in Telangana Lok Sabha Elections

Women Voters Outnumber Men in Telangana Lok Sabha Elections

In Telangana, India, a total of 3.31 crore voters are expected to exercise their franchise in 35,356 polling stations across the state on Monday. Notably, women voters outnumber men, with 1.67 crore eligible female voters compared to 1.65 crore male voters.

Why this matters: This demographic shift in voter turnout has significant implications for the outcome of theelection, as women's votes could sway the results in key constituencies. Moreover, this trend reflects a broader pattern of increasing female political participation in India, which could have long-term consequences for the country's political landscape.

The Malkajgiri constituency has the maximum number of voters, with 37.8 lakh eligible voters. The electoral battle in Malkajgiri is heating up, with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) fielding Eatala Rajender, a former minister of finance and health in the BRS government, against Patnam Sunitha Mahender Reddy of the Congress and Ragidi Laxma Reddy of the Bharat Rashtra Samiti (BRS).

In the 2019 ground, report, struggle, Revanth Reddy of the Congress won the Malkajgiri seat by 10,919 votes, with the BJP finishing third with a 19.47% vote share. The Congress and BRS secured 38.63% and 37.93% of the vote share, respectively. This time, the BJP is in an alliance with the Jana Sena Party (JSP) led by Pawan Kalyan, which secured around 28,000 votes in 2019.

To ensure a smooth polling process, a massive security deployment has been made, including 73,000 civil police personnel, 500 sections of the state special police, 164 companies of central armed police forces, 3 companies of Tamil Nadu police, 2,088 officials from other departments, and 7,000 home guards.

Some of the key, fights to watch out for include the Hyderabad constituency, where AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi, a four-time Lok Sabha MP, is seeking re-election against BJP's K Madhavi Latha, and the Secunderabad constituency, where BJP's State President and Union Minister G Kishan Reddy is eyeing a second consecutive term against Congress' Danam Nagender and Thigulla Padma Rao Goud of the BRS.

At an Amit Shah rally, BJP members expressed confidence in Eatala Rajender's win in Malkajgiri, citing his good work during the COVID-19 pandemic and the Modi government's schemes. "The public is in favor of the BJP as they do not want to elect an alliance that does not have a prime ministerial candidate," said, Gopi, Yeligeti, the BJP media cell convenor for the Medchal Malkajgiri district.

Major issues in the Malkajgiri constituency include people wanting an MP who will be visible to the public, unlike the previous representative Revanth Reddy, who was considered an absent MP. Eatala Rajender is seen as a people's leader who will not disappear after elections. Gopi Yeligeti expects Rajender to win by a large margin, with a minimum of 3 lakh votes if the voter turnout is 49.50%, and 5 lakh votes if it goes up to 60%.

The counting of votes will take place on June 4 nationwide. With women voters outnumbering men and a high-stakes electoral battle in the Malkajgiri constituency, the Telangana Lok Sabha elections are set to be a closely watched contest.

Key Takeaways

  • 3.31 crore voters to exercise franchise in 35,356 polling stations across Telangana.
  • Women voters outnumber men, with 1.67 crore eligible female voters.
  • Malkajgiri constituency has the maximum number of voters, with 37.8 lakh eligible voters.
  • BJP's Eatala Rajender is a strong contender in Malkajgiri, with a focus on his people-centric approach.
  • Votes will be counted on June 4, with the outcome expected to have significant implications for the state's political landscape.