The counting of votes within the high-stakes Hyderabad civic ballot could be taken up on Friday. Though the run-up to the ballot noticed a excessive pitched marketing campaign by the events, the turnout of the voters on December 1 was an unimpressive 46.55 per cent (34.50 lakh) out of the full 74.67 lakh voters.
Elaborate preparations have been made for the counting course of which might start at 8 AM on Friday. Counting centres have been arrange at 30 locations and the full quantity of personnel engaged in counting is 8,152, official sources stated on Thursday.
The whole counting course of could be recorded with CCTV cameras put in at each counting desk, they stated. Ballot papers had been used for the ballot and consequently, the outcomes are doubtless to be identified solely within the night or within the evening.
The Telangana State Election Commission had determined to conduct the election with poll papers after acquiring the views of main political events, well being division in view of COVID-19 and considering varied related points, the SEC stated earlier. The lead up to the polling witnessed a vociferous marketing campaign by the events.
Bolstered by its victory within the current bypoll to Dubbak Assembly constituency, the BJP carried out a spirited marketing campaign to win the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) polls to increase its possibilities within the 2023 Assembly polls. It has drafted its General Secretary Bhupendra Yadav, who has been its in-charge for Bihar, to supervise the ballot preparations in Hyderabad.
Top leaders, together with Union Home Minister Amit Shah, celebration president J P Nadda, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Union Ministers Prakash Javadekar, Smriti Irani and MoS (Home) G Kishan Reddy, who’s Lok Sabha member from Secunderabad, celebration MP and BJYM nationwide president Tejasvi Surya participated within the marketing campaign. The BJP highlighted the TRS’s “alliance” with the AIMIM and sought votes to present clear and clear administration within the metropolis.
The TRS, nevertheless, denied any alliance with the AIMIM. The TRS’s marketing campaign was led by its working president and state Municipal Administration Minister Ok T Rama Rao, whereas celebration supremo and Chief Minister Ok Chandrasekhar Rao addressed a public assembly.
The state’s ruling celebration has deployed a number of state Ministers and legislators for canvassing within the metropolis. The Congress’s ballot battle was led by its state president N Uttam Kumar Reddy and Working President A Revanth Reddy (each MPs) and different senior leaders.
The TDP, as soon as a serious drive within the state, sought to revive its fortunes highlighting the event witnessed within the metropolis, together with within the IT sector, throughout N Chandrababu Naidu’s regime as Chief Minister in undivided Andhra Pradesh. The TRS and BJP leaders had been engaged in a conflict of phrases.
BJP’s Telangana president and MP Bandi Sanjay Kumar discovered himself in a row following his feedback that his celebration would conduct a “surgical strike” within the outdated metropolis right here, if crucial, to ship away Rohingyas and Pakistanis after it wins the publish of Mayor within the polls. AIMIM’s Akbaruddin Owaisi in a ballot marketing campaign earned the wrath of his opponents by asking whether or not the ‘samadhis’ of former Prime Minister P V Narasimha Rao and TDP founder N T Rama Rao, constructed on the Hussain Sagar lake financial institution, could be eliminated as he questioned the eviction drive in opposition to “poor people” residing close to water our bodies.
The polls within the metropolis additionally assume political significance as 24 Assembly segments fall beneath the GHMC limits.