Engineer, lawyer, doctorate contesting in Jukkal, Hanmanth Shinde of BRS firmly placed , opponents cant be underestimated

Anti-incumbency factor will have an impact in Jukkal, where all three main contenders are well educated. But accessibility to the common man will be the deciding factor

Engineer, lawyer, doctorate contesting in Jukkal, Hanmanth Shinde of BRS  firmly placed , opponents cant be underestimated

Assembly Constituency: Jukkal (SC)

District: Kamareddy

MLA: Hanmanth Shinde (Mochi)

Reservation: SC

Total Voters: 1,92,059

Booths: 255

Urban Voters: 0%

Rural Voters: 100%%

Male: 50%

Female: 50%

Caste & Religious Demography:

• Gen + OBC: 74.7%

• SC: 18.5%

• ST: 6.8%

• Hindu: 88.2%

• Muslim: 10.8%

• Others: 1%


Hanmanth Shinde (BRS)

Hanmanth Shinde was born to Madappa and Nagamma in Donegaon on August 14, 1966. He completed his Bachelor of Engineering degree from Osmania University and joined the irrigation department as an assistant engineer. He quit the job and entered politics. He is married to Shobhavathi and has three sons.

Laxmikantha Rao (Congress)

Thota Laxmi Kantha Rao was born in 1970. He did M.A. in Mass Communication, an M.Phil, and a Ph.D. During his formative years, Laxmi Kantha Rao actively participated in student politics, becoming a member of the National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) from 1987 to 1993.

T Arunathara (BJP)

Arunathara was born in Jukkal in 1973. She completed her M.Com from Vanitha Maha Vidyalaya in 1998 and LLM from Osmania Law College in 2000. She was the TDP MLA from Jukkal from 1999 to 2004. She joined the Praja Rajyam in 2009, but stood in third place in the elections. In 2014, she contested as an independent. She is the BJP Kamareddy district head now. She joined the BJP and contested in 2018 elections, and lost.

Assembly Constituency information:

Maharashtra and Karnataka border the constituency. The Assembly has Jukkal, Madnur, Bichkunda, Pitlam, Nizam Sagar and Pedda Kodapgal mandals. Since 1978, Jukkal has been a reserved Assembly constituency for scheduled castes.

• Magidas and BCs dominate this constituency. This constituency is traditionally a TDP stronghold and later it became a TRS party’s strong base in 2014.

• This Assembly constituency is one of the most underdeveloped parts of Telangana.

MLA Profile:

Personal Background: Hanmanth Shinde is a first-generation politician and well-educated

Profession: Business

Political Background: Hanmanth Shinde started his political career with the TDP in the early 2000s. He was given an MLA ticket in the 2004 Assembly elections. He lost the election by a narrow margin against the Congress. In 2009, he contested again, and he was elected. In 2013, he resigned from the TDP and joined the TRS (now BRS). He contested the 2014 and 2018 Assembly elections on the TRS ticket, and he was elected. He was elected as a panel speaker in the Telangana Assembly 2021.

Financial Strength: Average

Remarks: Inaccessible to people.

Cultural / Historical / Religious Identifiers of Jukkal

Nizam Sagar, Kowlas Yellamma, Jagannathapalle Village, Kowlas Fort

2014 Assembly analysis:

• The TDP vote share and cadre shifted to the BRS along with the MLA in 2013. The Telangana movement wave and the strong presence of the party cadre has helped Hamanth Shinde to win the Assembly seat for the TRS.

• Magidas and the majority of BC communities have voted for the BRS in this election

• The Congress polled votes from Reddy, Mala, Lingayath and ST communities.

2018 Assembly analysis:

• With the Magida and BC consolidation, along with a strong party organizational presence, the BRS remained intact in this Assembly.

• Although the developmental activities were slow to fructify, with strong election management, the BRS candidate was able to retain his position. However, the margin has decreased from 35,000 to 29,000.

• The lack of opposition face and an internally-troubled congress was unable to galvanise the anti-BRS vote

• Reddy and lingayaths remained with the Congress.

Current situation:

• There is anti-incumbency sentiment against the BRS due to the inaccessibility of leaders and people are worried about the development of the constituency, particularly infrastructure, education, and health.

Key local issues:

1. Many villages don't have BT roads

2. Drinking water in the Madhnur area

3. Development of the Nizam Sagar project as a tourist spot

4. Koulas Nala modernization project

5. Achampet- Nagamdugu bridge

6. Road access to tandas

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