Hyderabad GHMC Election Results 2020 Highlights: The ruling Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) has emerged as the single-largest party in the Hyderabad civic polls, winning 55 seats, followed by the BJP which has made significant electoral inroads, winning 48 seats. At 44 seats, the AIMIM trailed the saffron party, but performed well in its traditional bastion of the old city of Hyderabad. Meanwhile, the Congress, which has been pushed to the sidelines, has only two divisions to its credit.
The results have been declared for 149 out of 150 divisions in Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation. Counting of votes has been halted at Neredmet division as ballot papers with distinguish markers instead of ‘arrow cross-mark rubber stamp’ were found in majority.
While the BJP is celebrating its impressive show, the TRS–which had won 88 seats in the 2016 elections–said it will analyse the downfall in performance. TRS working president KT Rama Rao said the party fell short of 20-25 seats. “We will address the issues on why we haven’t received a desired outcome,” he said. (Also read: What’s at stake for the TRS and BJP in the GHMC polls?)
BJP general secretary Bhupender Yadav, on the other hand, hailed the party’s performance as a “moral victory” and called the BJP the “only alternative” to the ruling TRS. Home Minister Amit Shah congratulated party workers and expressed gratitude to voters who “reposed faith in PM Modi-led BJP’s politics of development”.
Though the run-up to the polls saw a high-pitched campaign by the parties, the turnout of the voters on December 1 was an unimpressive 46.55 per cent (34.50 lakh) out of the total 74.67 lakh voters.