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Parties gear up for GHMC Elections

All Telangana State Parties Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS), MIM, BJP, Telugu Desam (TD), Congress and other parties are gearing up for the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) elections following the High Court’s directive to the Telangana state government to hold elections by December 15.

Parties gear up for GHMC Elections

With an eye on the GHMC Elections, Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao has announced massive developmental programmes in the city and surrounding areas, which fall under the Corporation.

Sources said that the CM has asked the GHMC to focus on recarpeting of roads, improving streetlights, drinking water and other pending developmental works in Patancheru and Ramachandrapuram of Medak district that fall under the GHMC limits and also in all old municipalities surrounding Hyderabad including Malkajgiri, Uppal, Kapra, Rajendranagar, Kukatpally etc. where people are unhappy with basic amenities, especially roads and drinking water.

Mr Rao, who wants to project the successful power-cut free summer, wants officials to complete the pending works before the announcement of the GHMC polls. Besides Swachh Hyderabad and Telangana, high-rise buildings, sky ways, surveillance cameras all over the city to ensure law and order, 150 vegetable and meat markets and recarpeting of roads, the CM wants to promote the new Telangana Kalabharathi at NTR Stadium, which will house multiple theatres.

Home minister Nayani Narasimha Reddy said they would focus on various developmental works after the political training classes, being held at Nagarjunasagar from May 1 to 4, get over.

The CM a held series of meetings with city ministers — Deputy CM Mahmood Ali, home minister Narasimha Reddy, excise minister T. Padma Rao, commercial taxes minister T. Srinivas Yadav and others — and asked them to gear up for elections.

The TRS, which had zero strength in the last GHMC body, is now in an upbeat mood with the defection of several TD MLAs and the recent success of the party plenary and Vijay Garjana meetings.

Not to be outdone, TDP is contemplating holding the party Mahanadu in Hyderabad with an eye on the GHMC elections. The TDP, which had 45 corporators in the outgoing corporation, is confident of winning a large number of seats thanks to the huge Seemandhra population, according to party leaders.

The BJP too is confident of winning a good number of seats in GHMC after the victory of its candidate, N. Ramachandra Rao, in the Graduates MLC polls.

Source: Deccan Chronicle

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