Hyderabad: For the first time in its history, the All India Majlis Ittehadul Muslimeen has won 101 wards and divisions in Telangana and Seemandhra areas. The party had won 42 seats in the previous municipal polls in Telangana region excluding 44 seats in Hyderabad Municipal Corporation.
It has emerged as the third largest party in Telangana after the Congress and the TRS. The party contested in 28 municipalities, including municipal corporations in Telangana, and 19 municipalities in Seemandhra and won 96 wards, including 18 divisions in Nizamabad and Karimnagar corporations in Telangana.
The MIM has bagged the Bhainsa municipality by winning 12 wards after a gap of 10 years. The MIM has made its entry in Seemandhra by winning five wards in Adoni municipality in Kurnool district.
According to party sources, the MIM which won 16 seats in Nizamabad Municipal Corporation is likely to align with either the Congress or the TRS to form the council on condition of sharing the mayor’s post.
Similarly, in Nirmal town, the MIM is likely to tie up with the BSP to elect the chairman as the MIM has won 10 wards and the BSP has bagged 16 wards in the town.
The MIM is likely to enter post poll alliance with the TRS in Adilabad town, and Tandur municipalities where the MIM and the TRS have won 10 wards each, revealed sources.