Constituency : Assembly

Balkonda

State :
Telangana
District :
Nizamabad
Total Voters :
189885
Male :
87243
Female :
102631
MLA :
Vemula Prashanth Reddy
MP :
Kalvakuntla Kavitha

Voter details

Total voters: 1,89,885; Men-87,243, Women- 1,02,631 and others-11

Key communities: Kapu, Reddy, Padmashali, Minority, Arya, Kshatriya, Devangi, SCs are the key communities and their votes play a crucial role in deciding the results.

History

Reservation: General
 
Mandals in constituency: Balkonda, Mupkal, Mendora, Velpur, Bheemgal, Morthad, Kammarpalli and Yergatla
 
Lok Sabha constituency: Nizamabad
Year Winner Party Runner-Up Party Majority
2014 Vemula Prashanth Reddy TRS Anil Kumar Eravatri Congress 0
2009 Anil Kumar Eravarthi PRAP Srinivasa Reddy Shanigaram Congress 0
2004 K.R. Suresh Reddy Congress Vasanth Reddy TDP 0
1999 K.R. Suresh Reddy Congress Aloor Ganga Reddy TDP 0
1994 K.R. Suresh Reddy Congress Baddam Narsa Reddy TDP 0
1989 K.R. Suresh Reddy Congress Mothe Ganga Reddy TDP 0
1985 G. Madhusudhan Reddy TDP G. Pramila Devi Congress 0
1983 G. Madhusudhan Reddy Independent Gaddam Susheela Bai Congress 0
1981 Gaddam Susheela Bai Congress B. Reddy Independent 0
1978 G. Rajaram Congress-I Gaddam Madhusudan Reddy JNP 0
1972 G. Rajaram Congress Rajeshwer Independent 0
1967 G. Rajaram Congress Uncontested - 0
1962 G. Rajaram Congress Khyatham Sridhar Reddy Independent 0

Other Important Leaders

Most of the persons in the constituency work in Gulf and other countries. Senior IAS officer Chiranjeevulu, currently working in GHMC is from Mothe village located in Velpur mandal of this constituency.

Important projects,Institutions

Sriram Sagar Project that was constructed across the river Godavari at Pochampadu is catering drinking and irrigation water needs to the North Telangana, Adilabad (old), Nizamabad, Karimnagar and Warangal districts.

Ongoing Programmes

Lift irrigation works are currently going on in Peddavaagu and in few other villages. In addition to the above, the construction of intake-well, water tanks have been constructed on hillock. Double bedroom works are still in progress. And, Bheemgal gram panchayat has been upgraded to town panchayat, recently.

Pending issues

Employees who have returned from Gulf are reeling under intense pressure as they have no employment opportunities and their problems are still unresolved. The government has set up a Spice Park in Padagal, Velpur and its works are still ongoing. Baba Ramdev's Patanjali is keen to establish industries in the constituency.

Important places

Sriram Sagar Project that was constructed across the river Godavari at Pochampadu is catering drinking and irrigation water needs to the North Telangana, Adilabad (old), Nizamabad, Karimnagar and Warangal districts.

Interesting Points

Inspite of so many leaders representing this constituency, no industries related to agriculture were set up in the constituency. Major crops grown in this constituency are Turmeric, Maize and Red Jowar crops. Ex-Speaker Suresh Reddy served as MLA for four terms and the present MLA Prashanth Reddy has been elected for the first time in this constituency. Many politicians from other places have contested and won the elections and also served as state-level ministers.

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