Voting for the Hyderabad Municipal Body has started today. Polling has started at 7 am and is going on till 6 pm.
Voting begins for Hyderabad civic elections, contest in BJP-Owaisi and TRS (Photo Credit: ANI)
Voting for the Hyderabad Municipal Body has started today. Polling has started at 7 am and is going on till 6 pm. 74,44,260 voters will exercise their franchise to elect 150 wards of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC). In this election, 1122 candidates are in the fray for 150 seats. Votes will be counted on 4 December. The Election Commission has made extensive preparations for the voting, which includes the deployment of 48,000 election personnel and 52,500 police personnel.
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The municipal body of this time in Hyderabad is quite interesting. The local elections here have attracted national politics this time. Large-scale campaigning was done for this election. The campaign for the Hyderabad civic elections was carried out like assembly and Lok Sabha elections. Many national level leaders came out to campaign for the campaign.
After winning the recently held by-election in Dubak seat of the state assembly, the BJP threw all its strength for the GHMC elections. BJP general election strategy was chalked out by party general secretary Bhupendra Yadav, who was also the party in-charge of Bihar assembly elections. For the BJP, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Party President JP Nadda, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar, Smriti Irani and Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy, who are MPs from Secunderabad, BJP Yuva Morcha National President Tejashwi Surya campaigned. did.
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During the campaign, BJP underlined the alleged alliance of ruling TRS and AIMIM in the state and appealed to voters to vote for it for transparent governance. The campaign for TRS was handled by Municipal Administration Minister KT Rama Rao, while state Chief Minister and party supremo Chandrashekhar Rao also addressed the public meetings. TRS also fielded many ministers and MLAs of the state.
On behalf of the Congress, State President N. Uttam Kumar Reddy and Executive President A. Revanth Reddy and other senior leaders campaigned. The Telugu Desam Party, once powerful in the politics of the state, has once again come into the fray in an attempt to take back the lost land and cited the work done for the development of the city under the Chief Minister of N. Chandrababu Naidu in undivided Andhra Pradesh.
First Published : 01 Dec 2020, 07:24:40 AM