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Gadwal Vijayalakshmi of the TRS was elected as the first citizen of Hyderabad(Mayor) in Hyderabad on Thursday. (ANI Photo)

GHMC polls: TRS wins mayoral posts with AIMIM extending last-minute support

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 11, 2021 07:07 PM IST
  • The first citizen of Hyderabad was elected by a show of hands, after the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen extended support to TRS candidate Gadwal Vijayalakshmi’s nomination at the eleventh hour.
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The decision to implement the scheme was conveyed to the Centre by Telangana chief secretary Somesh Kumar during a video conference with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday. (Photo @TelanganaCMO)
The decision to implement the scheme was conveyed to the Centre by Telangana chief secretary Somesh Kumar during a video conference with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday. (Photo @TelanganaCMO)

In another U-turn, KCR decides to implement Centre’s Ayushman Bharat scheme

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 08:52 PM IST
Ever since Ayushman Bharat was introduced in September 2018, KCR, as the Telangana chief minister is known, has been strongly resisting it and refusing to implement it in Telangana.
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The BJP seeks to expand its presence in the South by offering representation to communities that have been historically marginalised.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
The BJP seeks to expand its presence in the South by offering representation to communities that have been historically marginalised.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

BJP’s backward classes strategy starts to pay dividends in South

By Gilles Verniers, Kiran Kumar Gowd, Surya Rao Sangem | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 16, 2020 02:25 AM IST
The ability of the BJP to combine support from traditional elites and small as well as marginal backward groups has now become a trademark of party’s electoral strategy.
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With the farmers’ protests intensifying in Delhi, Delhi traffic police advised commuters moving in and out of the capital to use alternative routes to avoid traffic snarls.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
With the farmers’ protests intensifying in Delhi, Delhi traffic police advised commuters moving in and out of the capital to use alternative routes to avoid traffic snarls.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)

Opposition parties back call for Bharat bandh

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 02:42 AM IST
The proposed nationwide strike also has the support of the Left parties, Trinamool Congress (TMC), Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD). Farmers have been protesting against the three laws since November 26, demanding their repeal.
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The BJP state Chief said that the party will expose the corruption and irregularities of the ministers.(PTI)
The BJP state Chief said that the party will expose the corruption and irregularities of the ministers.(PTI)

Would have won more seats had SEC been impartial: Telangana BJP Chief

By Asian News International | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh | Hyderabad
PUBLISHED ON DEC 05, 2020 11:52 PM IST
TRS emerged as the single largest party in Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) elections winning 55 seats and BJP gave a strong performance by winning 48 seats.
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Despite emerging as the largest party in the GHMC election, TRS may need support to win mayor post.(PTI)
Despite emerging as the largest party in the GHMC election, TRS may need support to win mayor post.(PTI)

GHMC election: Why TRS may need support of others to win mayor post

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2020 11:16 PM IST
With 55 wards so far and 31 ex-officio members, the TRS will stand at 86, a few mark behind the majority mark if GHMC’s total strength is counted as 195, including the ex-officio members who get to vote for the mayor post.
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In the last GHMC election, the TRS won in 99 wards. AIMIM bagged 44, with the remaining seven wards won by other parties and Independents.(ANI)
In the last GHMC election, the TRS won in 99 wards. AIMIM bagged 44, with the remaining seven wards won by other parties and Independents.(ANI)

BJP’s rise, TRS’ decline and AIMIM’s best strike rate: Key takeaways from Hyderabad civic poll results

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 05, 2020 09:21 AM IST
The TRS this time won fewer seats than it won in the 2016 elections when it had won a majority in the elections to GHMC.
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Telangana state BJP President Bandi Sanjay Kumar along with other party workers celebrate the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) election results in Hyderabad on Friday.(PTI photo)
Telangana state BJP President Bandi Sanjay Kumar along with other party workers celebrate the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) election results in Hyderabad on Friday.(PTI photo)

TRS largest in Hyderabad polls as BJP improves tally

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu and Smriti Kak Ramachandran | Hindustan Times, Hyderabad/New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2020 03:33 AM IST
The ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) emerged as the single largest party in the Hyderabad civic polls on Friday, but was jolted by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) that surged into second place, a significant achievement for a party that was a bit player in the state four years ago.
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Telangana state BJP President Bandi Sanjay Kumar along with other party workers celebrate the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) election results in Hyderabad on Friday.(PTI)
Telangana state BJP President Bandi Sanjay Kumar along with other party workers celebrate the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) election results in Hyderabad on Friday.(PTI)

BJP springs a surprise in Hyderabad civic polls, keeps TRS away from majority mark

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2020 11:47 PM IST
Telangana Rashtra Samithi, the ruling party in Telangana, emerged as a single largest party in the GHMC with 55 seats but 21 short of the absolute majority mark in the 150-seat corporation.
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The counting process began at 8 am with the counting of 1,926 postal ballots in various divisions.(ANI Photo)
The counting process began at 8 am with the counting of 1,926 postal ballots in various divisions.(ANI Photo)

TRS widens lead, BJP, AIMIM in close race for 2nd spot in Hyderabad poll trends

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2020 01:45 PM IST
Though it was not officially declared yet, AIMIM candidate Majid Hussain from Mehdipatnam division recorded the first victory in the elections and TRS candidate Raj Kumar Patel won from the Yousufguda division.
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Indians wearing face masks as a precaution against the coronavirus walk out after casting their votes, at a polling booth during the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) elections in Hyderabad, India, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)
Indians wearing face masks as a precaution against the coronavirus walk out after casting their votes, at a polling booth during the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) elections in Hyderabad, India, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)

GHMC election results 2020: During the first round of counting, TRS takes lead in 31 wards

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2020 12:31 PM IST
GHMC election result 2020: Majid Hussain of Asaduddin Owaisi’s AIMIM has registered first win in the elections, from the Mehdipatnam division. The BJP and Congress were leading in 12 and one wards respectively.
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Representational Image.(Burhaan Kinu/HT archive)
Representational Image.(Burhaan Kinu/HT archive)

Why Hyderabad civic polls are crucial for BJP

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2020 08:54 AM IST
BJP functionaries said the municipal elections are crucial for the BJP as it has set itself the target of expanding its footprint in the state
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Polling officers collect election materials ahead of the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) elections in Hyderabad in this file photo.(PTI Photo)
Polling officers collect election materials ahead of the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) elections in Hyderabad in this file photo.(PTI Photo)

GHMC election results today: A high-stakes battle for BJP, TRS

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2020 08:07 AM IST
In the last GHMC elections in 2016, the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) in the state had swept the election as it won 99 of the 150 wards.
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Visual from a vote counting centre (HT Photos)
Visual from a vote counting centre (HT Photos)

GHMC poll results LIVE updates: No clear winner emerges, BJP makes major gains

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2020 09:10 PM IST
GHMC poll results LIVE Updates: As per the latest leads, the TRS is ahead in 70 divisions followed by the AIMIM, BJP and Congress in 45, 30 and four divisions respectively.
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On Tuesday morning, people were seen lined up at various polling booths to cast their votes. Union minister G Kishan Reddy voted at the Deeksha Modern School in Kachiguda.(PTI Photo. Representative image)
On Tuesday morning, people were seen lined up at various polling booths to cast their votes. Union minister G Kishan Reddy voted at the Deeksha Modern School in Kachiguda.(PTI Photo. Representative image)

GHMC polls updates: Polling continues to be slow, 18.2% turnout till 1pm

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by: Harshit Sabarwal | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2020 01:36 PM IST
The counting of votes will take place on December 4 and results will be declared in the evening. This year’s election is witnessing voting through the paper ballot system rather than the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs).
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Polling officers collect election materials ahead of the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) elections, in Hyderabad, on Nov 30, 2020.(PTI)
Polling officers collect election materials ahead of the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) elections, in Hyderabad, on Nov 30, 2020.(PTI)

Hyderabad municipal election tomorrow, voting through ballot papers

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2020 06:20 PM IST
The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation, with a population of more than one crore, has 74,67,256 voters, including 38,89,637 male and 35,76,941 female voters, besides 687 transgenders.
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The Telangana State Election Commission (SEC) has made elaborate arrangements for the balloting process by deploying 48,000 (including reserve) polling personnel and 52,500 strong police force.(AP file photo)
The Telangana State Election Commission (SEC) has made elaborate arrangements for the balloting process by deploying 48,000 (including reserve) polling personnel and 52,500 strong police force.(AP file photo)

GHMC polls: Stage set for battle on Tuesday

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma | Hyderabad
PUBLISHED ON NOV 30, 2020 01:58 PM IST
As many as 74,44,260 voters would exercise their franchise using ballot papers to elect their representatives in the 150-ward Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC), according to official data.
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BJP National President JP Nadda said that the party will not rest until it conquers Hyderabad and then Telangana, adding that a victory for the Bharatiya Janata Party in the December 1 elections to Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation will be the beginning of the end for the Telangana Rashtra Samithi in Telangana.(PTI)
BJP National President JP Nadda said that the party will not rest until it conquers Hyderabad and then Telangana, adding that a victory for the Bharatiya Janata Party in the December 1 elections to Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation will be the beginning of the end for the Telangana Rashtra Samithi in Telangana.(PTI)

News updates from Hindustan Times at 9pm: BJP win in Hyderabad polls will mark the beginning of TRS’ end, says JP Nadda and all the latest news

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2020 08:48 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at 9pm. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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TRS chief and Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao.(File photo)
TRS chief and Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao.(File photo)

Telangana:TRS manifesto for GHMC polls promises free water, power supply

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2020 05:12 PM IST
KCR made this promise while releasing his party’s manifesto at Pragathi Bhavan, his camp office in Hyderabad on Monday. The elections are set to be held on December 1
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KT Rama Rao.(HT Archive)
KT Rama Rao.(HT Archive)

No place for saffron flag atop Golkonda Fort: Telangana minister KT Rama Rao

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
PUBLISHED ON NOV 19, 2020 06:37 PM IST
Rao was reacting to state Bharatiya Janata Party president Bandi Sanjay’s comment that soon saffron flag would fly on the fort
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GHMC rescuing people including infants, children, and women from flood-affected Hafiz Baba Nagar following heavy rainfall, in Hyderabad on October 18, 2020.(ANI file photo)
GHMC rescuing people including infants, children, and women from flood-affected Hafiz Baba Nagar following heavy rainfall, in Hyderabad on October 18, 2020.(ANI file photo)

Telangana deluge: TRS hits out at Centre for not providing financial aid

By Asian News International| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal | Hyderabad
PUBLISHED ON NOV 09, 2020 07:29 AM IST
TRS leader and Chevella MP Dr G Ranjith Reddy alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had responded to Karnataka chief minister’s request for financial assistance of Rs 669 crore, but not to Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao.
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File photo: TRS Supremo and Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao.(PTI)
File photo: TRS Supremo and Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao.(PTI)

Telangana by-poll: Ruling TRS eyes to steal the show in Dubbak

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2020 10:43 PM IST
The by-elections to Dubbak assembly seat are being held following the sudden demise of sitting Telangana Rashtra Samithi lawmaker Solipeta Ramalinga Reddy in August due to prolonged illness.
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Image for representation.(PTI)
Image for representation.(PTI)

Row erupts after cash seized from residence of Telangana BJP leader’s kin

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Edited by Sparshita Saxena | Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2020 08:33 PM IST
The BJP leaders allege that the money was planted by the police at the behest of the ruling TRS to defame party’s M Raghunandan Rao and have him defeated in the by-polls.
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File photo: Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) president and Telangana chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao.(PTI)
File photo: Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) president and Telangana chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao.(PTI)

Telangana govt may lift 2-child norm for candidates contesting Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation polls

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Edited by Sparshita Saxena | Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
UPDATED ON OCT 09, 2020 09:19 PM IST
n September 2019, the TRS government enacted a legislation dropping the two-child norm in the elections to municipalities and municipal corporations.
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“The opposition does not want reforms to be made. They are not accountable and they do not want transparency in the country,” Former Telangana BJP president K Laxman said.(ANI Photo)
“The opposition does not want reforms to be made. They are not accountable and they do not want transparency in the country,” Former Telangana BJP president K Laxman said.(ANI Photo)

Telangana BJP slams TRS for opposing farm bills in Parliament

By Asian News International| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal | Hyderabad
PUBLISHED ON SEP 22, 2020 07:48 AM IST
The Rajya Sabha witnessed unruly scenes on Sunday as Opposition members stormed the well of the House and reached the Deputy Chairman’s seat to protest against the Farmer’s Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020 and the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020.
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The opposition has alleged that the TRS was adopting the strategies of the TMC in West Bengal and the CPI (M) in Kerala by terrorising political rivals.(PTI PHOTO.)
The opposition has alleged that the TRS was adopting the strategies of the TMC in West Bengal and the CPI (M) in Kerala by terrorising political rivals.(PTI PHOTO.)

BJP accuses KCR of taking a leaf out of TMC’s book and attacking political rivals

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2020 10:08 PM IST
The Telangana BJP, which has been going all out to emerge as an alternative political force in Telangana, ever since it had won four Lok Sabha seats in May 2019 Lok Sabha elections, has stepped up its attack on the TRS government for the last few days.
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While Congress’ Bhadrachalam MLA Podem Veeraiah could not be reached for comment, a senior Congress leader familiar with the development said the tribal MLA has become inaccessible to the state party leaders for the last few days.
While Congress’ Bhadrachalam MLA Podem Veeraiah could not be reached for comment, a senior Congress leader familiar with the development said the tribal MLA has become inaccessible to the state party leaders for the last few days.

A depleted Telangana Congress may see another MLA move to TRS

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi | Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2020 10:07 PM IST
The Congress had won 19 out of 119 assembly seats in the state in December 2018 elections, but was reduced to just six seats after a big chunk of its MLA moved over to KCR’s party.
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The TRS, which has 104 members in the 119-member state Assembly can easily win both the Rajya Sabha seats. (Image used for representation).(PTI PHOTO.)
The TRS, which has 104 members in the 119-member state Assembly can easily win both the Rajya Sabha seats. (Image used for representation).(PTI PHOTO.)

TRS retains Kesava Rao for Rajya Sabha, picks K R Suresh Reddy for second seat

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
UPDATED ON MAR 12, 2020 08:31 PM IST
TRS president and chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao cleared the name of Kesava Rao for one of the two Rajya Sabha seats that are falling vacant next month. He announced the candidature of K R Suresh Reddy, former speaker of combined Andhra Pradesh, for the second seat.
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Union Minister of State Home Affairs G. Kishan Reddy at Parliament House in New Delhi.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Union Minister of State Home Affairs G. Kishan Reddy at Parliament House in New Delhi.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

‘Half of Bangladesh will come to India if citizenship offered,’ says union minister G Kishan Reddy

By Press Trust of India | Hyderabad
UPDATED ON FEB 09, 2020 05:24 PM IST
Speaking at Santh Ravidas jayanthi celebrations here, Reddy dared Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao to prove in what way the Citizenship Amendment Act was against the 130 crore population of India.
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TRS workers celebrate their win in municipal elections in Hyderabad, Telangana.(PTI)
TRS workers celebrate their win in municipal elections in Hyderabad, Telangana.(PTI)

TRS sweeps Telangana municipal polls

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2020 06:02 AM IST
The Congress stood second by winning only four municipalities followed by the BJP and Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen winning two municipalities each.
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