The ruling TRS Party , which entered into the GHMC elections, is expected to cross half way mark in the 150 divisions for which polling was held on February 2. According to Intelligence sources, based on the polling trends today, TRS is going to bag 75 to 80 divisions. Thus, TRS is in all probability, is likely to even capture Mayor, Deputy Mayor posts without post poll alliance with MIM party with the help of its ex-officio members support.
Meanwhile, according to Intelligence sources, MIM is likely to bag 33 to 37 seats fewer than last elections, in which it achieved 43 seats.
However, the MIM, which fielded its candidates in 69 Divisions, seems to have managed to win 33-37 seats. The major blow in this election will be to Congress, which was in power in the corporation in 2009 elections by winning 53 divisions, now likely to be reduced to a single digit. BJP-TDP combine will capture some 25 to 30 seats in the GHMC elections. (NSS)