B. Karthika Reddy, Congress corporator from Taranaka division, on Friday became the first lady Mayor of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC). She was elected unopposed.
Jaffar Hussain of MIM, corporator from Toli Chowki division was elected deputy Mayor without any contest. Both Karthika and Hussain are first-time corporators.
The Congress and the MIM had reached an understanding to share the seat of Mayor for two years each. A decision on the final year will be taken later.
The election of Karthika and Hussain was just a formality as the Opposition Telugu Desam did not field any candidate.