Madhavi Latha: A Hindutva proponent who garnered some attention in Hyderabad

Hyderabad Desk

Hyderabad: Multi-faceted personality and BJP pick for Hyderabad to take on its long-time MP Asaduddin Owaisi, K Madhavi Latha, is said to have given a run for his money in the May 13 Lok Sabha polls.

Latha lost to Owaisi with a margin of over 3.38 lakh votes.

A philanthropist, classical dancer and entrepreneur, Madhavi Latha surprised many when the BJP announced her candidacy, pitting her against AIMIM chief Owaisi in the Hyderabad Lok Sabha constituency.

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She has the image of being a strong Hindutva proponent.

Madhavi Latha, as a social activist, had collaborated with several Muslim women groups on triple talaq.

She had also created a fund for destitute Muslim women.

The 49-year old Latha landed in controversy following a complaint that she hurt the sentiments of the Muslim community by gesturing to shoot an arrow towards a place of worship during a Ram Navami procession on April 17.

On May 13, the polling day, she was booked by election authorities after a video clip in which she was purportedly asking burqa-clad women Muslim voters to show their faces to compare with photo identity cards, surfaced.

Latha’s husband Vishwanath Kompalle, an IIT Madras alumni is founder of a fintech and healthcare company.

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