It was a riot of pink in Hyderabad as the ruling party Telangana Rashtra Samiti won the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Council elections. The TRS has achieved a clean sweep winning 99 out of 150 seats.
Asaduddin's party MIM is a distant second at 44 but won in Puranapul while BJP has won 4 seats as per the final reports by GHMC officials. According to the final reports the Congress have won 2 seats and TDP won 1 seat.
Reacting to the victory, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao said,"Some people tried to show TRS as a monster in the gen so far.eral elections in 2014 and GHMC elections now. TRSâ€™ victory in GHMC elections should be an eye-opener to opposition parties. People's agenda is TRS Government's agenda. Committed to develop Hyderabad into a global city in letter and spirit."
KCR added that the party would keep its promise of starting more hospitals in the city and would deal with law and order issues with an iron hand.
The counting of votes started at 3 pm. There is a slight delay in counting due to re-polling in Puranpal Division following â€śpoll discrepanciesâ€ť in the election that recorded an overall 45 per cent turnout. According to the GHMC Commissioner and election officer B Janardhan Reddy, all results should be out by 8 pm.
There are 1,333 candidates in the fray for 150 divisions with 50 percent seats reserved for women. Almost 75 lakh voters have cast their vote at 7,802 polling stations.
In the last GHMC elections held in 2009, the Congress had garnered 52 seats followed by TDP at 45 and AIMIM at 43. The rest of the 10 seats were split between BJP(5), PRP(1) and others.
GHMC or Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation was earlier known as Municipal Corporation of Hyderabad. The municipal elections are held once every 5 years and are of the same duration as Lok Sabha and Vidhan Sabha elections. The last GHMC elections were held in the city of Hyderabad in the year 2009 under the united Andhra Pradesh government. This is the first GHMC elections after the bifurcation of AP into Telangana.