The Telangana Rashtra Samithi polled nearly 43.85% votes to register its historic victory in Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) elections by winning 99 seats.
According to the final figures released by the GHMC on Saturday, the TRS polled 14,68,618 or 43.85% votes out of 33,49,379 polled votes in 150 wards. The MIM, which contested on 60 seats, secured 530,812 or 15.85% votes to emerge as second largest party with 44 seats. While the TDP secured 13.11% (439047) and BJP got 10.34% (346253), the Congress party was able to get 10.40% (348388) votes. Therefore, in terms of positioning, TRS was on top followed by MIM, TDP, Congress and BJP.
The BSP and Lok Satta got 0.31%, CPI – 0.38%, CPI (M) – 0.25%, Other Registered parties – 0.86% and all independents cumulatively secured 4.38% votes.
In 2009 GHMC elections, the Congress had won 52 seats by securing 28.4% votes while TDP had won 45 seats with 28.03%. Both the parties lost huge vote share in this elections. While Congress lost 18% vote share, TDP lost 14.92% vote share. The vote share of both MIM and BJP has increased this time. However, despite increasing the vote share by 0.37% from 9.97% in 2009 to 10.34% this time, BJP’s tally has reduced from 5 to 4.
There has been an increase by 1.41% in the vote share of MIM although the party contested on 60 seats this time compared to 70 in 2009. As a result, the MIM was able to increase its numbers in the GHMC from 43 in 2009 to 44 this time. (INN)