Results of the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) election have shown that the Telangana Rashtra Samithi is way ahead among the 121 divisions of the 150 divisions. The GHMC polls were conducted on December 1. The BJP has made substantial gains, overtaking the Congress and nearly ahead of the Hyderabad-based All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM). Despite several appeals from the government and celebrities, the voter turnout on election day was recorded at 46.55 percent — 34,50,331 out of 74,12,601 eligible voters exercised their franchise in the polling held for 150 divisions.
The ruling TRS has won 46 seats while Asaduddin Owaisi’s AIMIM which clinched 41 divisions. Meanwhile, the BJP, which aspires to emerge as a challenger to the TRS, has secured 32 seats so far. The Congress has won only two seats.
Going by the official trends of the election authority on 127 seats, the ruling TRS is leading in 57 more seats. AIMIM is ahead in 33 seats, giving close competition to the TRS . The BJP is leading in 37 seats while Congress in one seat.
Meanwhile, long before the results emerged, leaders of the BJP started posting congratulatory tweets as the party has established itself in the opposition seat challenging the ruling party TRS. In 2023 elections, the BJP can be seen as an alternative to the TRS, they said.
On the other hand, Congress did not put up a good fight just like the Bihar elections. Not a single party member was seen campaigning in Telangana to push the party’s chances.
The results of the elections will determine the fate of 1,122 candidates in 150 divisions of the civic body. This year, the Mayor’s post is reserved for a woman.