The counting of votes for the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) election began on Friday morning. As per the initial counting figures, initial leads indicate a sweep for BJP (Bhartiya Janata Party) who has put its best foot forward to win this election, with top party leaders campaigning for Municipal polls. On the contrary, the ruling TRS (Telangana Rashtra Samithi) appears to be trailing far behind. AIMIM (All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen) and Congress party are also trailing behind.
Telangana: Counting for Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) elections to begin shortly; visuals from LB Stadium counting centre. pic.twitter.com/RWRMUMniGn
— ANI (@ANI) December 4, 2020
After campaigning by regional and national political parties, voting for the GHMC elections was held in 150 wards on December 1.
The mayor’s post is reserved for a woman this time. Elections were conducted with ballot papers in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In the Hyderabad city commissionerate, 817 new polling stations have been set up as compared to 2016. There are 2,146 normal polling stations, 1,517 sensitive polling stations, and 167 hypersensitive polling stations.
In the latest polls city is witnessing a triangular contest among the ruling TRS, the AIMIM and the BJP, which recently bagged the Dubbak Assembly seat in a recent by-poll. The top brass in the BJP, including Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, National President JP Nadda and Union Minister Amit Shah have campaigned for this election.
In the last GHMC election, the Telangana Rashtra Samithi won in 99 wards. AIMIM bagged 44, with the remaining seven wards won by other parties and Independents.
(With ANI inputs)
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