Zahirabad is one of the 17 Lok Sabha constituencies in Telangana. Voting for Lok Sabha election in Telangana was held in a single phase on 11 April. Counting for the election will be held on May 23.
Zahirabad registered 69.67 percent voter turnout in 2019. The total number of electors in the constituency is 1497996 while the total voter turnout is 1043704.
The constituency was created after the delimitation exercise in 2008.
Zahirabad has seven assembly segments namely Jukkal, Banswada, Yellareddy, Kamareddy, Narayankhed, Andole and Zahirabad. Along with a population of Telugu and Urdu-speaking minorities, a sizeable number of Marathi and Kannada-speaking voters are part of this constituency.
The first phase of voting in 17 constituencies of Telangana Pradesh ended on April 11. The fate of 18 candidates will be decided on May 23 when counting of votes takes place and the result is declared.
Here is the full list of candidates contesting the Lok Sabha election in 2019 from the Zahirabad Lok Sabha constituency:-
|1||B.B.PATIL||Telangana Rashtra Samithi|
|2||BANALA LAXMA REDDY||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|3||MADAN MOHAN RAO||Indian National Congress|
|5||ALIGE JEEVAN||Bahujan Mukti Party|
|6||KALESH||Bhartiya Anarakshit Party|
|7||MARK BABU||India Praja Bandhu Party|
|9||MOHAMMED NAWAZ||Ambedkar National Congress|
|10||SRINIVAS GOUD KASALA||Pyramid Party of India|
Telangana Rashtra Samithi candidate BB Patil won the 2014 election with a margin of 144631 votes after he bagged 5,08,661 votes. On the second spot was Congress leader Suresh Kumar Shetkar with 3,64,030 votes while Telugu Desam Party leader K Madan Mohan Rao was pushed to the third spot having bagged 1,57,497 votes.
In the first-ever election held after the formation of the new constituency in 2009, the seat witnessed a close contest between Congress leader Suresh Kumar Shetkar Telangana Rashtra Samithi's Syed Yousuf Ali. In the election, Congress's Shetkar had emerged victorious after having secured 395767 votes just 17407 votes ahead of his nearest rival TRS candidate Syed Yousuf Ali who secured 378360 votes.
In Zahirabad, 76.09 per cent or 1099784 voters exercised their franchise in the last election. Of the 10 contestants who were in the fray, 8 of them lost their deposits.