Many people are competing for a seat in the Goshamahal Constituency in Hyderabad. The ruling party, Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS), wants to win this seat by defeating the BJP, which usually wins here. The constituency has 2.60 lakh voters and is often called a mini India constituency. It is dominated by North Indians and the fight has always been between Congress and BJP. In the previous election in 2018, the BRS gave a tough fight to the incumbent Raja Singh, who has won from here for two terms in 2014 and 2018.
The constituency includes areas like Afzalgunj, Dhoolpet, Ramkote, Sultan Bazar, Fateh Maidan, Nampally Station, Basheerbagh, and major issues include roads, drinking water, sewage pipelines, and rehabilitation of Gudumba makers. The BRS leadership is keen to win this seat this time as the party is looking to find a suitable match to Raja Singh as there are almost half a dozen candidates from BRS expecting a ticket.
The party has appointed Nandkishore Vyas (Bilal) as the incharge from Goshamahal. Nandu Bilal has done social work in the constituency distributing food and other ration to the needy during the Covid pandemic and he has a good support base from the North Indian voters. Another strong contender is Prem Singh Rathod who was earlier MLA from this segment (Maharajgunj). He has been serving the people in the constituency through his Vishwa Jatruti Mission and supplied free oximeters during Corona. Gaddam Srinivas, who has once worked as Library Chairman, is also trying his luck.
The BJP MLA often alleges that the Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao had promised to visit the constituency during his first term but failed to live up to his promise. He also alleged that the government was not implementing the development works in his constituency.