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Hyderabad GHMC Election Result: BJP Surge In Polls Ruins KCR's Victory Party| Updates
The TRS or Telangana Rashtra Samiti of Chief Minister K Chandrasekhara Rao may see a 40 per cent drop in its tally from the 2016 polls, conceding at least 30 seats to the BJP.
Hyderabad GHMC Election Result: BJP Surge In Polls Ruins KCR's Victory Party
New Delhi: The Telanaga's ruling TRS party has emerged as the largest party as votes were counted today in the high-stakes Hyderbad municipal elections, but its victory was dimmed by the BJP's massive surfer after an exceptionally high-voltage and divisive campaign.
The completer results of the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) polls may be announced only later in the evening.
The TRS According to the latest leads, the TRS may end up with less than 60 of 150 municipal seats or wards. The BJP may cross 40, with the AIMIM hovering close.
"TRS is winning in most seats. As voting was by paper ballot we have to wait 3-4 hours to get exact numbers. I believe BJP numbers will further decline and heavy support for TRS will surface. We'll have our mayor and do public works uninterrupted," TRS leader K Kavitha was quoted by news agency ANI as saying earlier today.
The TRS has saved faces but the loss of nearly 40 percent of its municipal seats is not a good sign for the ruling party.AIMIM may retain its 40 plus seats, which is not unexpected, given the polarised campaign.
This time the deeply polarising campaign by most of the parties focused more on Pakistan, Mohammad Ali Jinnah and other the Hyderabad wants its name changed to Bhagyanagar than civic matters like roads, sanitation, and water supply
BJP after the recent by-election to the Dubbak assembly constituency raised the stakes in the civic polls. The party flew in the national leaders Amit Shah, JP Nadda, Yogi Adityanath, Prakash Javadekar, and Smriti Irani, in the hope to convince Hyderbad that a change was needed, if not now then certainly in the 2023 state polls.
The Bangalore South MP, Tejasvi Surya was widely criticized for his provocative remarks while taking on the TRS and Asaduddinn Owaisi.
BJP's Telangana president and MP Bandi Sanjay Kumar controversially said that his party would conduct a "surgical strike" in the oldy city if needed to send away the Pakistani and Rohingya after it wins the post of mayor in the polls.
Whereas the TRS campaign was led by its working president and state Municipal Administration Minister KT Rama Rao, the Chief Minister's son, who along with his father.
In April 2007 the GHMC was formed by merging 12 municipalities and eight-gram panchayats with the Municipal Corporation of Hyderabad (MCH). Four districts fall within GHMC limits, including Hyderabad, Ranga Reddy, Medchal-Malkajgiri, and Sangareddy.