TRS polled over 43 percent votes in Hyderabad civic polls

Hyderabad, Feb 5 (IANS) The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) polled 43.85 percent votes to win a record 99 seats in the 150-member Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation.

Contesting all divisions on its own, Telangana’s ruling party secured 14,68,618 votes out of 33,49,379 polled.

In the elections held on Tuesday, 45.27 percent of 74,23,980 voters had exercised their franchise.

The TRS, which had stayed away from 2009 GHMC polls, registered a historic win, wiping out the Telugu Desam Party-Bharatiya Janata Party alliance and the Congress.

Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM), which retained its strongholds in the face of TRS onslaught, won 44 seats with 15.85 percent of the votes polled in 61 divisions it contested.

Emerging second largest party in the municipal body, MIM was far ahead of runners up TRS in majority of the 44 divisions.

MIM had bagged 43 seats in 2009 elections.

The TDP, which contested 90 seats, polled 13.11 percent votes but won just one seat. Its alliance partner BJP, which fielded candidates in 60 divisions, garnered 10.34 percent votes and four seats.

The TDP-BJP alliance had 50 seats in the previous body.

The Congress, which had 52 seats in the previous body and shared power with MIM, could win just one seat, polling 10.40 votes in 149 divisions it contested.

The results show that the votes polled by Congress and TDP-BJP alliance in 2009 were transferred to TRS, giving it a landslide victory.

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