BJP In Telangana Now Main Threat To TRS:- The ruling TRS party has emerged as single-largest party in the GHMC Elections, winning 55 seats out of 150. The BJP is in the second place winning 48 seats and AIMIM party won 44 seats. Meanwhile, the Congress party has won only two divisions in the GHMC Polls.
As there are total 150 divisions in Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation, but the results were declared for 149. Because in the Neredmet division, they were found distinguish markers on the ballot papers instead of ‘arrow cross-mark rubber stamp’. So in this division the counting of votes has been halted.
TRS working president KT Rama Rao speaking to the media said, "The results were certainly not as per expectations since the party leadership expected at least 20-25 seats more. In 12-15 divisions, the party candidates lost by extremely narrow margins of less than 200 to 300 votes. The party cadre should not be disappointed as the people have given us the mandate as the single largest party in the GHMC polls,” he said.
The analysts saying that in Dubbak By-poll, TRS was defeated and the setback in GHMC proves there is anti-incumbency and BJP has used this to its advantage thus replacing Congress as the main opposition.
The analyst P. Raghavendra Reddy said, "BJP has clearly made the mark in this GHMC elections by improving Party's tally from 2016. And with Congress once again failing, the saffron party acquired the status of main opposition to the ruling TRS."
He also added, "These GHMC election results will surely have a bearing on all the future elections in the State, and BJP will be the main opposition to TRS."