Mahabubabad 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 17 candidates contesting from Mahabubabad will be decided on May 23 when counting of votes takes place and the result is declared.
The Mahabubabad parliamentary constituency came into existence in 2008 following delimitation of constituencies. It comprises of seven assembly segments namely Station Ghanpur (SC), Palakurthi, Parkal, Warangal West, Warangal East, Wardhannapet (SC) and Bhupalapalli.
In 2014 Lok Sabha election, Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) candidate Azmeera Seetaram Naik won the seat by a margin of 34,992 votes. Congress leader Balram Naik bagged 2,85,577 votes while Telugu Desam Party's Banoth Mohanlal secured 2,15,904 votes.
Congress leader Balram Naik, who was pushed to the second spot in the 2014 election, had won the 2009 election with a margin of 68,957 votes. While Balram Naik bagged 3,94,447 votes, Communist Part of India's Kunja Srinivasa Rao bagged 3,25,490 votes. Praja Rajyam Party's DT Naik secured 1,45,299 votes.
In Mahabubabad, 81.21 per cent or 11,26,618 voters exercised their franchise in the last election. Of the 17 contestants who were in the fray, 14 of them lost their deposits.
In the 2019 election, Congress has yet again fielded Balaram Naik Porika, Telangana Rashtra Samithi has named Kavitha Malothu, Bharatiya Janata Party has named Jatothu Hussain and Kalluri Venkateswara Rao is contesting on Communist Party of India's ticket.