GHMC poll results LIVE updates: No clear winner emerges, BJP makes major gains
The results of 149 seats of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has now been declared. The Telangana Rashtriya Samiti has won 56 seats, the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen has won 43 seats and the Bharatiya Janata Party has recorded wins in 48 seats. The initial results show that the AIMIM could emerge as a kingmaker as it looks unlikely for TRS to secure the magic number - 76.
Congress has won 2 seats so far and has been pushed pushed to the sidelines. The Telangana Pradesh Committee Chief N Uttam Kumar Reddy has resigned taking responsibility of the party’s dismal performance. The results show that BJP has become the main challenger to the ruling TRS in Telangana. Union minister G Kishan Reddy has said that Telangana has paved the path for BJP in the state as citizens are growing tired of the TRS rule, news agency ANI reported.
The polls are being seen as a three-way battle between the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The BJP, in fact, went all out in its campaign for the December 1 polls, with prominent leaders like Union home minister Amit Shah, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath, part president JP Nadda and youth wing chief Tejasvi Surya, among others, campaigning in the IT hub.
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8:26 pm: Results of 149 constituencies declared; TRS fails to reach magic number
After the results of 150 constituencies were released, there has been no clear winner. The Telangana Rashtriya Samiti has won 56 seats, BJP candidates have secured wins in 49 constituencies and AIMIM has won in 41 constituencies. Congress has been pushed in the sideline and managed to win 2 seats. The result in Neredmet constituency has been withheld as dispute arose over voter using ink mark to vote rather than the Swastika symbol.
7:17 pm: Union minister G Kishan Reddy says Telangana has rejected dynastic rule
Union minister G Kishan Reddy told ANI that BJP has been able to amass a large number of wins in the civic polls. He told ANI that BJP has successfully brought down the vote share of both TRS and AIMIM. He said, “TRS had 99 seats in Hyderabad, this has come down to 55 now. We had 4 seats and we have won 50 as of now. The number of seats of AIMIM has also gone down, the same goes for TRS. BJP has today emerged as a strong party.”
6:15 pm: TRS maintains lead with 45 seats
TRS continues to lead with 45 seats. BJP is trailing with 29. AIMIM gains two more seats and now it has 36 seats.
5:30 pm: BJP and AIMIM in close contest
Out of 150 divisions, results for 99 has been declared. TRS is leading with 41. BJP and AIMIM are in close contest with 22, 34 seats respectively.
4:01 pm: BJP extends its lead across 34 seats
BJP has won two seats so far but trends show the national party leading in 34 seats.
3:42 pm: TRS leading in 47 seats, AIMIM wins 23 seats
TRS has won 11 seats so far but has extended its lead in 47 seats. The All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen has won 23 seats and is leading in 11.
2:12pm: Five more AIMIM candidates victorious as well
AIMIM’s Mirza Mustafa Baig (Riyasat Nagar), Mohammad Saleem (Doodh Bowli), Mohammad Khadir (Ramnaspura), Syed Sohail Qadri (Patherghati) and Shabana Begum (Barkas) also victorious.
2:05pm: TRS’ Pushpa Nagesh victorious
TRS candidate wins from RC Puram division.
2:04pm: TRS leading in 70 seats, BJP slips to third
TRS takes lead in 70 seats while the AIMIM is second with 45, BJP and Congress leading in 30 and four seats respectively.
1:30pm: AIMIM’s Rafat Sultana wins third seat for party
AIMIM wins third seat in the GHMC polls as Rafat Sultana wins Ahmednagar division.
1:28pm: TRS candidate Sunitha Reddy wins from Mettuguda division
Another TRS candidate victorious, Sunitha Reddy wins from Mettuguda division.
1:17pm: Congress’ Sirisha Reddy wins from AS Rao division
Congress candidate Sirisha Reddy wins from AS Rao division.
12:58pm: AIMIM wins another seat, TRS victorious as well
AIMIM wins second seat as Hussain Khan wins from Dabeerpura division; TRS’ Rajkumar Patel wins in Yousufguda division.
12:52pm: Initial leads in first round show TRS at 53, BJP 20, AIMIM 8, Congress 1
Initial leads show TRS ahead in 53, BJP, AIMIM, and Congress in 20, eight and one respectively.
12:11pm: AIMIM’s Majid Hussain wins from Mehdipatnam division
AIMIM candidate Majid Hussain registers first victory of these elections, wins from Mehdipatnam.
11:50am: TRS now leads in 21 wards; BJP and AIMIM in seven each
TRS now leading in 21 wards, BJP and AIMIM in seven each.
11:39am: TRS takes lead in eight wards, BJP ahead in six
First round of results begins; TRS takes lead in 15 wards, BJP ahead in six wards and AIMIM in two.
10:43am: Message to TRS that people want change, says BJP MP D Arvind
“The transformation has started in the state of Telangana. You have seen Lok Sabha election results then Dubbaka by-election and now GHMC. Let us wait till the evening, but it is clear message to TRS that people want change,” says BJP MP D Arvind.
10:38am: BJP establishes lead in 82 divisions, TRS in 31, AIMIM and Congress in 16 and four
BJP surges ahead in 82 divisions, TRS in 31, AIMIM and Congress in 16 and four.
10:20am: BJP establishes lead in postal ballots, gets majority postal votes in 72 divisions
BJP way ahead with lead in 72 out of 125 divisions, TRS trailing in second at 35, followed by AIMIM (17) and Congress (one).
9:56am: Out of 86 divisions, BJP ahead in 50 seats, TRS in 25
Postal ballots counted for 86 divisions; BJP and TRS lead in 50 and 25 respectively.
9:46am: Counting underway for GHMC polls
Counting of votes for the GHMC elections currently underway.
9:15am: BJP now ahead in 30 seats, TRS in 15
Out of 45 divisions, BJP now ahead in 30 seats and TRS in 15, trends show.
9:03am: Early trends indicate BJP ahead in 20 divisions, TRS in 12
BJP now surges ahead in 20 out of 32 divisions, TRS leads in 12.
8:45am: BJP establishes edge in postal ballots, leads in 9 divisions; TRS ahead in 3
BJP establishes slight edge in postal ballots, leads in nine out of 12 divisions; TRS ahead in three.
8:32am: First result likely only after 11am
Counting being done through ballot paper method. First result expected only after 11am.
8:10am: Counting of votes begins
Counting of votes for the GHMC elections 2020 begins.
8:00am: Expect to win over 100 seats, says TRS leader K Kavitha
We are expecting to win over 100 seats. Although many big leaders from BJP came to campaign and made many false claims, I’m happy that people of Hyderabad did not believe in them, says TRS leader K Kavitha.
7:28am: The BJP fielded all its big guns during campaigning
Union home minister Amit Shah, UP CM Yogi Adityanath, party chief JP Nadda and youth wing chief Tejaswi Surya were among star campaigners for the BJP.
7:11am: Ruling TRS currently has 99 seats in the civic body
Telangana’s ruling TRS currnetly has 99 seats in the GHMC, followed by AIMIM (44), BJP (4), Congress (2) and TDP (1).
7:00am: Counting of votes for 150-ward GHMC polls to begin at 8am
Counting of votes for the GHMC polls will begin at 8am in 30 polling centres across Hyderabad.