Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) polls concluded today with 150 wards, over 74,000 voters, as many as 1,122 candidates and covering five Lok Sabha constituencies. Was it just a municipal election? Think again.
There are 150 councilors to be elected in GHMC, who are responsible for administration and infrastructure construction in the city. The Municipal Corporation is responsible for handling issues such as building and road construction, disposal of garbage, government schools, street lights, maintenance of roads, cleanliness.
Last Election History
In 2016 elections to the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation election held, TRS won 99 wards out of 150 wards. At the same time, Asaduddin Owaisi’s party AIMIM won 44 wards. On the other hand, the BJP was reduced to only three wards. In this way, the dominance of Chandrasekhar Rao and Owaisi’s party was clearly visible.
Party wise candidates in GHMC elections 2020
This time 1,122 candidates are in the fray for 150 seats in the municipal elections. The BJP has fielded 149 candidates. At the same time, TRS has fielded candidates for all 150 seats. On the other hand, Congress has fielded candidates for 146 seats, while only 51 candidates are contesting from Asaduddin Owaisi’s party All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen. Apart from this, 106 candidates of TDP, 17 of CPI, 12 of CPM, 415 of Independents and 76 candidates from other parties are contesting. In 2016 TRS and the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM). TRS and AIMIM had bagged 99 (an absolute majority) and 44 seats, respectively. The BJP could manage just three seats.
Communal vs. Secular
Irony is that All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen which translates into All India Congress for Unity of Muslim is called secular by the media and Bhartiya Janata Party of Party of People of India is communal. Not to mention the election and other speeches by Asaduddin Owaisi and his brother Akbaruddin who wanted removal of police for 15 minutes to teach lesson to population other than Muslims and even after he is being prosecuted he continued to dare similar jibes like this:Continue reading