Post by ibfc on Dec 4, 2020 17:15:05 GMT
Telangana Rashtra Samiti (the party ruling the state) -99
AIMIM (a Muslim party that controls the old city of Hyderabad)-44
Telugu Desam Party-1
This election has become important due to the win of the BJP in the Dubbaka by poll last month by which the BJP has become the main opposition in the state. BJP has really upped the ante in campaigning with many national leaders including Amit Shah campaigning. TRS and MIM are in a sort of informal alliance where the MIM is contesting only 50 odd Muslim dominated seats in the old city and supporting the TRS in the remaining divisions.
The BJP is targeting upwards of 50 seats to ensure that the TRS and MIM would need an alliance to take control of the Corporation. This would allow the BJP to make a credible play for power in the 2023 state elections and will help the BJP gain further defectors from the Congress before 2023.
Results are on 4th and exit polls should be available on 1st.
Results are out for 149/150 seats in GHMC :
Results in one division is withheld as the winning margin is lesser than the number of votes ruled invalid for having been marked with a stamp other than the official sign of swastika. TRS is leading in the seat and should win it.
These results set up the 2023 assembly polls to be a straight fight between the TRS and the BJP. The BJP should also benefit as the above numbers mean the TRS will need the support of the MIM to run GHMC and this will provoke a backlash in Hindus across the state who consider the MIM to be the party of the Nizam (Telangana is around 85% Hindu).