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TRS emerges as single largest party in Hyderabad civic polls

Source: PTI  -  Edited By: Roshneesh Kmaneck
Last updated on: December 05, 2020 00:02 IST
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The ruling Telangana Rashtra Samiti in Telangana on Friday emerged as the single largest party in the 150-ward Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) election, winning 55 wards.

 

IMAGE: Telangana Rashtra Samiti workers celebrate their party's lead in the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) election in Hyderabad, on Friday. Photograph: PTI Photo

While the election was held for 150 wards, the results of 149 were announced as counting of votes had to be stopped in a ward as per a high court order.

The Bharatiya Janata Party bagged 48 wards and the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen of Asaduddin Owaisi secured 44.

Congress could win only two wards.

IMAGE: Telangana BJP president Bandi Sanjay Kumar along with other party workers celebrate the GHMC election results in Hyderabad, on Friday. Photograph: PTI Photo

Counting had to be stopped in Neredmet ward as marks other than the standard Swastik symbol (crossed arrow mark) were in majority.

The Telangana high court on Friday suspended a circular issued by the State Election Commission (SEC), which allows counting of votes with 'distinguish marks' other than the standard Swastik symbol (crossed arrow mark) for the GHMC polls held on December 1.

IMAGE: AIMIM supporters celebrate outside the residence of their Party president Asaduddin Owaisi after his lead in the GHMC elections in Hyderabad, on Friday. Photograph: PTI Photo

Hearing a House Motion, Justice Abhishek Reddy, while suspending the SEC's circular, said the ballots which have 'distinguish marks' should be kept separately and if they are detrimental to the poll results, the outcome should not be announced.

Though the ruling TRS emerged as the single largest party, the mayoral election depends on the votes that include co-option members such as MLAs, MLCs and MPs belonging to the GHMC area, besides 150 elected members.

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