Polling begins in GHMC polls

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Polling for the GHMC civic physique has begun on an encouraging be aware, with office-goers and homemakers reaching polling cubicles to keep away from lengthy queues later within the day.

About 75 lakh voters, together with 38.89 lakh males, 35.76 lakh ladies and 678 others, are possible forged their votes at the moment in over 9,000 polling stations. As many as 36,000 polling workers will oversee the method; over 50,000 police personnel have been deployed.

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As many as 1,122 candidates are within the fray for 150 wards within the Better Hyderabad Municipal Company (GHMC) elections.

Whereas the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) is contesting in all of the wards, the Bharatiya Janata Get together (BJP) is contesting in 149, the Congress in 146, and the MIM in 51 wards.

The polling, which began at 7 am, will shut at 6 pm at the moment.

The TRS is placing all its efforts to retain energy within the civic physique, whereas the BJP, which upset the TRS by defeating it within the current byelection to the Dubbak meeting seat, is making all-out efforts to wrest energy from the ruling celebration.

Vacation concern

Hundreds of individuals from the neighbouring States of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu have left for his or her native locations final week to money in on a streak of 4 consecutive holidays, which ends at the moment (the polling day).

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The political events are a apprehensive lot, questioning whether or not they are going to be again at the moment to forged their votes.



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