Khammam is one of the 17 Lok Sabha constituencies in Telangana. The first phase of voting in 17 constituencies of Telangana ended on April 11 with 60.57 per cent of the electorate exercising their franchise. The fate of 27 candidates contesting from Khammam will be decided on May 23 when counting of votes takes place and the result is declared.
Khammam parliamentary constituency comprises of seven assembly segments namely Khammam, Palair, Madhira, Wyra, Sathupalle, Kothagudem, Aswaraopeta. Of these, Madhira and Sathupalle are reserved for Scheduled Castes while Wyra is reserved for Scheduled Tribes candidates.
In 2014 Lok Sabha election, YSR Congress Party's Ponguleti Srinivasa Reddy won the seat by a margin of merely 11,974 votes. In the closely fought contest, Ponguleti Srinivasa Reddy bagged 4,21,957 votes while Telugu Desam Party's Nama Nageswara Rao came second with 4,09,983 votes. Communist Party of India's Kankanala Narayana was way behind at the third spot bagging 1,87,653 votes.
In the 2009 election, Telugu Desam Party's Nama Nageswara Rao had bagged teh top spot with 4,69,368 votes while Congress leader Renuka Chowdary was at the second spot with 3,44,920 votes. Praja Rajyam Party's Jalagam Hemamalini secured 1,87,653 votes from the seat.
In Khammam, 82.55 per cent or 11,26,618 voters exercised their franchise in the last election. Of the 27 contestants who were in the fray, 25 of them lost their deposits.
In the 2019 election, Telugu Desam Party has yet again fielded Nama Nageswara Rao while Renuka Chowdary is representing the party for Congress.