Constituency : Assembly

Bhongir

State :
Telangana
District :
Nalgonda
Total Voters :
187846
Male :
94865
Female :
92972
MLA :
Pailla Sekhar Reddy
MP :
Nandi Yellaiah-Congress

Voter details

Total Population: 2,08, 229

Total Voters: 1,87,846 - Men: 94,865 Women: 92,972 Others: 9

Key communities: Backward classes are in large number in this constituency which includes Padmasali, Yadava and Toddy tappers. However, votes of Reddy community will decide the winner in each election that were held in the past.

History

RESERVATION: General

DISTRICT: Yadadri Bhuvanagiri

Mandals in the constituency: Bhuvanagiri, Bibi Nagar, Valigonda, Pochampalli

Loksabha constituency: Bhuvanagiri

Year Winner Party Runner-Up Party Majority
2014 Pailla Sekhar Reddy TRS Jitta Balakrishna Reddy YSRCP 15416
2009 Uma Madhav Reddy TDP Jitta Balakrishna Reddy Independent 9353
2004 Uma Madhava Reddy TDP A. Narendra TRS 17536
1999 Yelimineti Madhava Reddy TDP Andela Lingam Yadav Congress 8369
1994 Yelimineti Madhava Reddy TDP Narsareddy Madugula Congress 43519
1989 Yelimineti Madhava Reddy TDP Balaiah Garadasu Congress 22867
1985 Yelimineti Madhava Reddy TDP V. Surender Reddy Congress 34284
1983 Kommidi Narasimha Reddy Congress M. Bhikshapati Independent 6040
1978 Konda Lakshman Bapuji Congress K. Ranga Reddy CPM 15234
1978 Kommidi Narasimha Reddy Congress-I K. Laxman Bapuji Janata 27422
1972 Konda Lakshman Bapuji Congress K. Ranga Reddy CPM 15234
1967 Konda Lakshman Bapuji Congress A. Ramachandra Reddy CPI 14147
1962 A. Ramachndra Reddy CPI T. Lakshma Reddy Congress 4284
1957 Ravi Narayana Reddy PDF V. Ramachandra Reddy Congress 7810

Other Important Leaders

Jayini Mallaiah Gupta: He actively participated in Telangana Armed Struggle and was part of united Andhra Mahasabha. His participation in Telangana cultural and language movement was applauded and he is confined to his home now due to age factor.
Kommidi Narasimha Reddy: He belongs to Brahmanapalli village of Bibinagar mandal and he is Gandhian. He is not in active politics at present, but he was actively participated in the agitations on CCMB, NIMS, pollution control and irrigation issues.
Dr. N. Gopi: He is well known poet and writer. He was vice-chanellor of Telugu University and his writings got acclamation at national and state level.
Vangala Eswaraiah Goud: He served as Chief Justice of Andhra Pradesh-Telangana High Court. He is native of Nemili Kalva village of Valigonda mandal and he is chairman of National Backward Classes Commission.

Important projects,Institutions

NIMS in Bongir constituency, Sri Ramananda Rural Training Institute in Pochampalli, Handloom Park, Acharya Vinoba Bhave memorial hall, Center for Rural Tourism.
There are industries in this constituency including AGI Glass factory, Bambino in Bibi Nagar, Hindustan Sanitary Ware industry. There is a proposal pending to establish CCMB Research Center.

Ongoing Programmes

Development works are taking place in irrigation, health, industries and tourism sectors. HMDA and Municipal administration officials are putting efforts to give face lift as well as beautification of Bhuvanagiri, Pochampally and making them as tourist attraction centers. New industries are going to come to Bhongir, Pochampally and Bibi Nagar and construciton of Baswapur Reservoir is taking place as part of Kaleswaram project which is going to irrigate most parts of the constituency. In-patient services are going to start in Bibi Nagar NIMS and development of district headquarters hospital is proposed.

Pending issues

The main issues that are concerned for locals are pollution, irrigation and drinking water facilities. People have agitated over cleansing of Musi river and the proposal for treatment plant is in cold storage from long years. Mission Bhagiratha has not yet launched so as the drinking water problem still persists. There is no direct connectivity of RTC buses to Bhongir or Hyderabad from Pochampally, Bibi Nagar and Valigonda till last year, but after opening of new RTC depot at Bhongir, the things have changed.

Important places

`Bhongir Khilla' is the tallest fort in Asia and it is carved from a single stone. The proposal was sent to state and Center to recognise as one of the national tourist spots and the proposal is pending with the government to arrange a rope-way.
Matsyagiri Gutta: This is one of the important shrines in Telangana and located in Venkatapurm village of Valigonda mandal.
Basavalingeswara Swami temple: This temple is situated in West Somaram village in Bibi Nagar mandal and the local diety Basavalingeswara Swami is popular as the people believe that their wishes will be fulfilled easily, ones they vist this temple.
Surendrapuri Kala mandir: This is one of the most popular historic and spiritual center and people from different parts of the country visits this place daily.
Sri Ramananda Theertha Rural Development institute: This institute gives training and supports rural handlooms, handicrafts.

Interesting Points

This constituency is going to witness triangular contest between TRS, BJP and Congress-TDP alliance parties. All the three parties having equal strength and Telangana leader Jitta Balakrishna Reddy is going to test his luck for the third time, but whether he is going to contest again as Independent or will contest from any party who offers him ticket.

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