1 February 2016
For a hassle free polling and to facilitate easy polling for voters, Telangana government declared February 2nd as a paid holiday for all the employees working in GHMC limits.
The Government has ordered the closure of banks, schools, educational institutions, government offices, private establishments and business organisations on the polling day. Similarly, the city-based IT companies also declared a half-a-day holiday. Government has asked the authorities to strictly implement holiday.
Coming to the GHMC Elections, these are the first elections in Hyderabad after state bifurcation. From zero seats in 2009, the TRS is expecting to win more than 80 out of the 150 seats in the upcoming GHMC polls.However, no party has crossed the halfway mark on its own. Seemandhra voters, who form a major chunk in some of the biggest constituencies, are the deciding factor though many MLAs who had won on TD tickets have shifted over to the TRS.Formed in 2001, the TRS had stayed away from elections in 2003. It had tried its luck in 2009 but had failed to bag a single seat in the municipal elections. But TRS was active in employee’s union elections like the city water board (HMWS&SB), GHMC and then APSRTC. Even in the 2014 Legislative Assembly elections, the TRS secured only two out of the 24 seats in the city – Secunderabad by minister Mr Padma Rao and Malkajgiri by first timer Mr C. Kanaka Reddy.
These elections are prestigious for TRS as KTR single handedly took the responsibility of winning GHMC elections. He even challenged that he will resign if TRS won’t win Mayor seat on its own.
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Let’s see what the voters of Greater Hyderabad has in mind.