Ground Report from Malkajgiri: Alcohol, ‘disappearing’ girls and more

Malkajgiri is the largest Lok Sabha constituency in India, and it hides its issues behind plastic covers though the slums provide crowds to political events.

BySouth First Desk

Published May 08, 2024 | 12:45 PMUpdatedMay 08, 2024 | 12:45 PM

Dr Ambedkar statute in one of the slum

Malkajgiri in Telangana is the biggest Lok Sabha constituency. Cash and liquor get exchanged for votes, especially in the slums. The dwellers are well-versed in election routines: they get paid for being ‘crowds’ at rallies. Alcoholism is rampant in the slums, Poverty reigns supreme. Underage marriages and child labour are normal. This is the gist of a ground report.

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