Two-time BRS MLA Gudem Mahipal Reddy fighting anti-incumbency in Patancheru
Gudem Mahipal Reddy is facing anti-incumbency from all sections of the people and Congress candidate Kata Srinivas Goud is active on the ground and consolidating the youth and BC support
MLA: Gudem Mahipal Reddy (BRS)
Total Voters: 3,39,944
Urban Voters: 72%
Rural Voters: 28%
Caste & Religious Demography:
- Gen + BC: 84.9%
- SC: 13%
- ST: 2.1%
- Muslim: 8.7%
- Others: 3.8%
Gudem Mahipal Reddy (BRS)
Mahipal Reddy was born on September 19, 1963 to Satthi Reddy and Manemma in Patancheru village in Telangana. He pursued class X from ZP high school, Patancheru in 1977. He is married to Yadamma and has three children.
He began his political career in 1991 and served as trade union leader in 1991, Patancheru MPTC member in 1995 and Medak district MPTC Members Forum president in 2002. He joined the Bahujan Samaj Party in 2009, after losing as an independent candidate. In 2014, he joined the TRS after the formation of Telangana.
In the 2014 Assembly elections, he contested as an MLA on behalf of the TRS and defeated TDP candidate Swapna Dev with a majority of 18,886 votes. In the 2018 Assembly elections, he contested for the second-time as an MLA on behalf of the TRS and defeated Congress candidate Kata Srinivas Goud by a majority of 37,699 votes.
Kata Srinivas Goud (Congress)
Kata Srinivas Goud was born on December 13, 1980 in Ameenpur village in Sangareddy district of Telangana. His parents are Kata Darshan Goud and Neelamma Goud. He began his political career with the Congress party in 2005 and acquired the role of autorickshaw drivers' union president of Patancheru. In 2013, Srinivas Goud was elected as sarpanch in Ameenpur village with a substantial margin of 8,600 votes.
Srinivas Goud was appointed as sarpanches' district forum president from Medak. In the 2018 Assembly elections, Srinivas Goud contested as an MLA on behalf of the Congress in the Patancheru constituency. He was defeated by TRS candidate Mahipal Reddy in the elections. The Congress leadership initially denied Patancheru Assembly seat to him and preferred Neelam Madhu over him.
After facing severe criticism and a protest from Srinivas Goud’s followers in front of TPCC president A Revanth Reddy's residence, the Congress leadership has given Patancheru Assembly seat to him. He is going to take on TRS candidate Mahipal Reddy for the second consecutive term in the 2023 Assembly elections.
T Nandishwar Goud (BJP)
T Nandishwar Goud was born in 1962 in Patancheru, Sangareddy district, Telangana to Tauti Mohan Goud and Nandamma. He began his political journey in 1987 through the Congress and won as MPP from Patancheru in 1987. He worked in various capacities in the Congress in the erstwhile Medak district.
In the 1999 Assembly elections, Nandishwar Goud contested as an MLA on behalf of the Congress from Sangareddy constituency and was defeated by his nearest rival BJP candidate Kurra Satyanarayana by a margin of 17,444 votes. He was appointed as Congress Medak district president in 2008. In 2009, due to delimitation, Patancheru Assembly constituency was formed. Nandishwar Goud contested as an MLA on behalf of the Congress in the 2009 Assembly elections.
He defeated TDP candidate M Sapna Dev with a majority of 1,247 votes and became an MLA for the first time from Patancheru. In the 2014 Assembly elections, he was defeated by TRS candidate Gudem Mahipal Reddy. In May 2017, he shifted his loyalties to the BJP in the presence of Union Home Minister Amit Shah in Delhi.
In October 2018, Nandishwar Goud resigned from the BJP and joined the TDP. He returned to the BJP in 2019. In the 2023 Assembly elections, he is going to contest as an MLA on behalf of the BJP from Patancheru Assembly constituency.
Assembly constituency information:
- Patancheru Assembly is one of the most diverse constituencies in Telangana, it constitutes voters from across the country.
- Patancheru is the second-largest industrial hub in Asia with over 5,000 factories ranging from large-scale industries to micro-industrial units.
- Patancheru was given an industrial boost, when Indira Gandhi represented the Medak Lok Sabha constituency,
- The constituency has 70 per cent urban and 30 per cent of rural population, constitutes more than three lakh voters
- Earlier, Patancheru was part of Sangareddy Assembly constituency. In 2009, due to delimitation, it became a new Assembly constituency.
- The Assembly consists of Patancheru (part of GHMC), Ameenpur, Jinnaram municipalities and Ramachandrapuram mandal.
Cultural / Historical / Religious Identifiers
- Sai baba Temple in Tellapur
2014 Assembly elections Analysis:
- Mahipal Reddy had a personal clout and relationship with people in the Assembly constituency,
- Mahipal Reddy maintained good relations with labor unions and backward people.
- When Mahipal Reddy joined the TRS, the party fielded him as an MLA candidate in the 2014 Assembly elections.
- The sentiment of local vs Andhra settlers led to a tight fight between the TRS and the TDP. With his personal vote bank and local native Telangana people in and around mandals backing the TRS, he was elected as an MLA with a majority of 19,000 votes.
2018 Assembly elections Analysis:
- In the 2018 Assembly elections, the settlers from Andhra Pradesh also voted for the TRS.
- The TDP traditional voters were divided between the Congress and the TRS.
- The settlers from Andhra and the rest of the country, trade unions and a majority of BC communities were inclined towards the TRS.
- The youth, Reddy, Kamma, Vysa, Goud, SC and ST communities had voted for the Congress.
- The Congress increased its vote share from 18.6 per cent in the 2014 Assembly elections to 36.6 per cent in the 2018 Assembly elections.
- The BJP vote share had sharply declined in this election, which earlier had a decent presence in this constituency.
- Gudem Mahipal Reddy is facing anti-incumbency from all sections of people.
- Congress candidate Srinivas Goud is active on the ground and consolidating the youth and BC support
- The BJP is also active in the Patancheru town but lacks Assembly level leadership.
- Neelam Madhu, who is denied the Congress ticket in the last minute, joined the BSP.
- Due to internal squabbles with Gudem Mahipal Reddy, BRS leader and Annaram former Sarpanch Tirumala Vasu joined the BSP to Neelam Madhu's candidature.
Key Local Issues:
- Industrial effluent treatment
- Industrial pollution