Known for its famous markets including Begum Bazar, Sultan Bazar and Jambagh besides Dhoolpet, a hub for Ganesh idols, kites and manja making, Goshamahal Assembly constituency in the old city is one of prominent segments that is known for a high voltage contest.

Having won the seat twice in 2014 and 2018, the BJP fielded its sitting legislator T Raja Singh again from Goshamahal segment by revoking his suspension from the party. Singh was suspended from the party in August last year for making provocative statements against a particular religion triggering a huge protest. Subsequently, he was arrested in the hate speech case and the Preventive Detention (PD) Act was invoked against him, sending him to jail for over two-months.