The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) —which did not contest the 2009 Hyderabad civic body polls fearing big loss — on Friday triumphed in the municipal elections with an absolute majority.
Exceeding the exit poll projections, the ruling party in Telangana has won in 99 of the total 150 divisions of the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC), the polls for which were held on Tuesday. “The results have increased our responsibility towards people who favoured us in the election. With this victory, I commit myself to turn Hyderabad into a truly global city,” said CM K Chandrasekhar Rao. He also announced one lakh two bedroom houses for the poor in the coming budget and two new hospitals with 1,000 beds.
He also made a promise of uninterrupted power, sufficient water supply and multi-layer flyovers for the IT city.
IT minister KT Rama Rao declared the TRS a “Tiruguleni Rajakiya Shakti” (Unrivalled Political Power) . The victory now in the common capital of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana indicates that the urbanised, educated voters and the Seemandhra settlers – have finally accepted the TRS.