Jubilee Hills is one of the 119 assembly constituencies in Telangana, and one of the 15 constituencies in the capital city of Hyderabad. It is part of the Secunderabad Lok Sabha constituency. Jubilee Hills is a prestigious and affluent area, known for its celebrities, politicians, and businessmen. It is also a hub for the IT, media, and entertainment industries.
Jubilee Hills went to the polls in the first phase of the Telangana assembly elections on November 30, 2023. The results were declared on December 3, 2023. The constituency witnessed a close contest between the incumbent MLA Maganti Gopinath from the BRS (Bharatiya Rashtriya Samithi) and the former cricketer and MP Mohammed Azharuddin from the INC (Indian National Congress). The other candidates in the fray were Lankala Deepak Reddy from the BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party), Mohammed Rashed Farazuddin from the AIMIM (All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen), and several independents.
According to the official data from the Election Commission of India, the voter turnout in Jubilee Hills was 47.2%, which was lower than the state average of 51.4%. The total number of valid votes polled was 1,54,148. The results were as follows:
- Maganti Gopinath from the BRS won the seat with 68,979 votes, which was 44.30% of the total votes. He secured a majority of 16,004 votes over his nearest rival.
- Mohammed Azharuddin from the INC came second with 52,975 votes, which was 34.02% of the total votes. He improved his party’s performance from the previous election, but failed to win the seat.
- Naveen Yadav V. from the Independent came third with 18,817 votes, which was 12.09% of the total votes. He was a former member of the AIMIM, who contested as an independent after being denied a ticket by his party.
- Ravula Sridhar Reddy from the BJP came fourth with 8,517 votes, which was 5.47% of the total votes. He was a former MLA from the TDP (Telugu Desam Party), who joined the BJP before the election.
- None of the Above (NOTA) option received 1,547 votes, which was 0.99% of the total votes.
The Jubilee Hills election results 2023 showed that the BRS retained its stronghold in the constituency, despite the challenge from the INC and the independents. The BRS also emerged as the single largest party in the state, winning 75 out of 119 seats. The INC came second with 25 seats, followed by the AIMIM with 10 seats, and the BJP with 9 seats.
The Jubilee Hills election results 2023 also reflected the popularity and influence of Maganti Gopinath, who is a former journalist and a businessman. He is also the founder and chairman of the BRS, which is a regional party that advocates for the development and welfare of Telangana. He is known for his work in the fields of education, health, sports, and culture.
The Jubilee Hills election results 2023 also highlighted the role and impact of Mohammed Azharuddin, who is a former captain of the Indian cricket team and a former MP from Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh. He is also the president of the Hyderabad Cricket Association. He joined the INC in 2009, and was given the ticket to contest from Jubilee Hills in 2023. He campaigned extensively in the constituency, and attracted a lot of attention and support from the voters, especially the youth and the minorities.
The Jubilee Hills election results 2023 also indicated the changing dynamics and trends in the constituency, which is a mix of urban and rural areas, and a diverse population of different communities and classes. The constituency witnessed a rise in the number of independent candidates, who challenged the established parties and candidates. The constituency also witnessed a decline in the voter turnout, which could be attributed to various factors, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, the lack of enthusiasm, and the dissatisfaction with the political system.
The Jubilee Hills election results 2023 were a reflection of the political scenario and the public mood in Telangana, which is one of the youngest and fastest-growing states in India. The results also showed the importance and relevance of the regional parties and leaders, who have a strong hold and appeal in the state. The results also showed the potential and challenges of the national parties and leaders, who have to adapt and adjust to the local issues and aspirations.