GHMC polls : Congress wins only 52 seats
In the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) elections held after a gap of seven years, no party got the majority for the 150 divisions for which elections took place on November 23 and counting was done today.
The results are: Congress: 52, Telugu Desam: 45, MIM: 43, BJP: 05, Independents: 04, Praja Rajyam Party: 01, Lok Satta: 0. The TRS did not contest the elections. MIM put up an impressive show, winning 43 out of 70 seats it contested.
The ruling party failed to live up to its own expectations in the GHMC polls though it had won as many as 14 out of 24 assembly seats the in GHMC limits in the April-May assembly general elections. The party required at least 69 seats to get the mayor’s post with the support of ex-officio members.
The Congress is now likely to enter into an agreement with the Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) for the indirect elections to mayor and deputy mayor.