- The Hyderabad Lok Sabha seat comprises 7 assembly segments. The number of voters on the rolls is 18 lakh.
- Six of the 7 assembly segments are with the Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM), controlled by the Owaisi family
- The MIM fell out with the Congress. The tiff was with former CM Kiran Kumar Reddy, over the Bhagyalakshmi temple.
- The MIM has kept the Hyderabad LS seat 8 times since 1984, the late Salahuddin Owaisi six times, and Asaduddin twice
“Aa gaye Barrister Owaisi! (Here comes Barrister Owaisi),” yells Syed Abdahu Quadri, a young passer-by, as Asaduddin Owaisi, the All-India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) chief and sitting Hyderabad MP, strides by, towering over the crowd in his six feet-plus. It’s easy for party workers and photographers to keep sight of his head and wide frame. He stops at the gate of a house and calls out through a microphone to a woman putting out clothes to dry on the terrace. “Amma tees tareekh ko aakar...