LIVE: GHMC Elections Results 2020: Counting on! Massive performance by BJP! All seats details here
GHMC Election Results Live Update 2020: After high-decibel, no holds barred campaign, the counting of votes for Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) polls is underway.
GHMC Election Results Live Update 2020: After high-decibel, no holds barred campaign, the counting of votes for Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) polls is underway. About 35 percent of the 74 lakh-odd voters turned up to cast their votes. Ballot papers were used in total 150 wards of the corporation. Here are all the GHMC Election Results 2020 LIVE UPDATES:-
- Ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) continues to maintain the lead in most of the divisions of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) despite a tough fight put up by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
- TRS was leading in 70 out of 143 divisions, counting trends for which available till 3 p.m.
- BJP was leading in 33 divisions while Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) appears to be retaining its strongholds as the party candidates were ahead in 37 divisions.
- The Congress party was distant fourth with lead in just four divisions.
- Trends from remaining seven divisions were not yet available.
- Results of 22 divisions were announced till 3 p.m. Of them, MIM won 13 while TRS bagged nine seats.
- TRS, which had bagged 99 seats in 2016 polls, is locked in a neck and neck race with the BJP, which has improved its performance too and appears to be making big inroads in the divisions held by the ruling party.
- The saffron party, which had won only four seats in previous polls, fought the polls this time with all the might at its disposal as top central leaders and union ministers campaigned for its candidates in the civic body polls.
-Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi-led MIM seems to be holding on to majority of 44 seats it won in 2016 polls.
- The first result went in MIM`s favour as its candidate and former mayor Mohammed Majid Hussain was declared elected from Mehdipatnam.
- As only 11,818 votes were polled in the division, the results were declared after the first round of counting.
- Majid Hussain had become mayor of Greater Hyderabad in 2012 under seat-sharing agreement between Congress and MIM following 2009 polls. At the age of 31 he became the youngest mayor in the country.
- MIM`s Rajmohan was elected from Puranapul constituency in the old city.
-TRS also opened its account when its candidate Rajkumar Patel was declared elected from Yousufguda division.
- Ruling TRS and the Asaduddin Owaisi-led AIMIM bagged seven wards each while the TRS was leading in about 50 seats and BJP in around 40, as per the latest trends following the counting of votes, polled on December 1.
- The SEC said Congress bagged one ward.
- AIMIM was leading in another 25 seats.
- The BJP's performance, if the present trend holds, leading to the saffron party possibly netting a significant number of seats, will be seen as a massive improvement against its 2016 show of winning just four seats, in alliance with the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) then.
- The K Chandrasekhar Rao-led Telangana Rashtra Samiti swept the elections four years ago, winning 99 of the 150 wards.
- Ballot papers were used in the election to the 150 ward GHMC pollson Tuesday.
- Counting of votes began at 8 AM with postal ballots being counted first and BJP was ahead of its rivals in the postal ballot votes in about 80 wards.
- The results are expected to be known in the evening in view of ballot papers being used as against the EVMs.
- The polling percentage was an unimpressive 46.55 percent. Out of the 74.67 lakh voters, 34.50 lakh electors exercised their franchise.
- While the ruling TRS fielded candidates in all the 150 wards, BJP set up nominees in 149 of them.
- The Congress, AIMIM and TDP fielded candidates in 146, 51 and 106 wards respectively.
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