Asked about how the mayor of Hyderabad would be elected, with no clear mandate by the people, KTR said that there was still time to decide on the issue.
The results have come as a huge shock to the TRS, which had bagged 99 seats in the 2016 polls. The BJP, which had secured only four seats in the previous elections, saw a big jump in its numbers to emerge as the second largest party, a position which AIMIM was enjoying.
Since TRS has the highest number of ex-officio members at 31, it required 65 corporators to pick a mayor of its choice. The party may now have to negotiate a power sharing agreement with the AIMIM, if the latter doesn't extend unconditional support. In 2009, when GHMC polls had thrown a similar verdict, the Congress had shared power with the AIMIM, leaving the post of mayor to AIMIM for two years. The post of mayor this time has been reserved for a woman.
Out of the total 74.67 lakh voters, 46.55% had cast their votes in 149 divisions on Tuesday, while polling in one division was held on Thursday due to certain discrepancies.