Counting for high-stakes Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation poll begins

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As many as 74.44 lakh voters were to have exercised their franchise while 1,122 candidates were in the fray in a battle between the ruling TRS, the opposition BJP and Congress.

 

The counting of votes for the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) election began on Friday morning.

Voting for the GHMC elections was held in 150 wards on December 1.

As many as 74.44 lakh voters were to have exercised their franchise while 1,122 candidates were in the fray in a battle between the ruling TRS, the opposition BJP and Congress.

Elections were conducted with ballot papers in view of the Covid-19 pandemic.

In the 2016 elections, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi had won 44 seats while the TRS won 99 seats followed by the BJP which only managed to secure 4 seats. Meanwhile, two seats each were won by the TDP and Congress. 

In the latest polls city is witnessing a triangular contest among the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), the The All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen (AIMIM), and the The Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP), which recently bagged the Dubbak Assembly seat in a recent bypoll. 

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.
 

With inputs from Agency

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