Corporators from Cherlapally Bonthu Rammohan Rao, and Borabanda, Baba Fasiuddin MD were on Thursday unanimously elected the Greater Hyderabad mayor and deputy mayor respectively by the newly-elected corporators and ex-officio members at the GHMC council hall.
TRS corporator Kavitha proposed Mr Rammohan’s name for the mayor’s post and Shashi Kumar proposed Mr Fasiuddin’s name.
Earlier, their names were announced by IT minister K T Rama Rao at the party corporators’ meeting at Telangana Bhavan,
TRS ally MIM supported the candidatures and presiding officer Rahul Bojja announced their unanimous election.
“I thank Chief Minister KCR garu and KTR garu for selecting me as mayor. It’s a historic occasion since an ordinary worker like me has been selected for the mayor post. I am indebted to both of them,” Mr Rammohan told DC.
He added, “It has been proved once again that those who serve the party sincerely are rewarded. People have shown immense faith in KCR’s leadership and his administrative capabilities in the last 18 months.”
Mr Rammohan said that clogged traffic, roads, drainage system and other problems that were neglected in the past would be his priority.
“The drainage system was designed for 30-lakh population, while the city has grown rapidly and it is insufficient. Hyderabad should be slum-less city and must have signal-less traffic movement,” he said.
After their election, the mayor and deputy mayor called on the CM and sought his blessings.
Earlier, Mr Rama Rao held a breakfast meet with the newly-elected TRS corporators that was attended by all the city ministers, K. Kesava Rao, D. Srinivas and others.