Khammam: The ruling TRS which won 34 of the total 50 divisions in Khammam Municipal Corporation is not happy with the total number of votes garnered. All the Opposition parties put together secured 28,000 votes more than the TRS.
The TRS contested in all the 50 divisions in the Corporation and got 75,632 votes against the 1,04,000 votes polled by all the Opposition parties. The voting share of TRS is around 42.8 per cent followed by Congress with 20.77 per cent of the total 37,219 votes.
The YSRC party got 19,440 votes (10.85 per cent) and stood in the third place.
The Telugu Desam secured 15,242 votes (8.51 pc) and CPM got 13,445 votes (7.5 per cent). The CPI, BJP and independents got 8,668, 2,920 and 5,491 votes respectively.
The Congress, after analysing the poll results, expressed satisfaction over the polling per cent. A Congress leader said, "The TRS would not have reached the magic figure if the Telugu Desam sailed with our party in the election."
There were talks between leaders of both the parties regarding an alliance before the polls but they did not reach an understanding. However, the Congress had an alliance with the CPI in the polls.
The YSRC, which won in two divisions, stood in the second place in six divisions. The civic body elections gave a relief to the CPI-M in one aspect. Though the party won only in two divisions, it polled more than
According to sources, Gugoltu Papalal has been asked to get ready to take oath for the mayor post. Mr Papalal, a gynecologic surgeon, provided treatment to Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhara Rao when he was shifted to the district headquarters hospital in Khammam after breaking his indefinite fast demanding statehood to Telangana.
The soft nature of Mr Papalal, who was the hospital superintendent then, impressed Mr Rao. There is speculation about the probables of the deputy mayor candidate.
Six persons belonging to the Kamma community, who won as corporators on the TRS ticket, are vying for it, apart from a large number
of people belonging to the minorities.