Counting of votes for GHMC elections to begin at 8am
Voting for the 150-ward GHMC polls witnessed a low voter turnout. Counting of votes will begin at 8am at 30 centres set up across the city.
Counting of votes for the Greater Hyderabad (GHMC) polls will take place on Friday in what is seen as a three-way battle between the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The BJP, in fact, went all out in its campaign for the December 1 polls, with prominent leaders like Union home minister Amit Shah, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath, part president JP Nadda and youth wing chief Tejasvi Surya, among others, campaigning in the IT hub.
The campaigning for these elections sae the BJP raise pitch to change the city’s name to Bhagyanagar, triggering a war of words with the AIMIM. The party also alleged Rohingyas and illegal immigrants were present in large numbers in the city, promising to do a “surgical strike” in the Old City part of Telangana’s capital. Of around 74 lakh voters eligible, only around 34 lakh cast their votes. The current Hyderabad mayor is TRS leader Bonthu Rammohan.
Only around 34 lakh voters cast their votes
The voter turnout for the GHMC polls 2020 was quite dismal as only around 34 lakh voters cast their votes, out of 74 lakh eligible.
TRS won 99 out of 150 seats in 2016 GHMC polls
TRS won 99 seats out of 150 in the last polls, in 2016. AIMIM had won 44 seats, while the BJP won four seats, Congress two and the TDP one.
First published: Dec 04, 2020 05:39 IST