HYDERABAD: The TRS, which had registered impressive victories in the Assembly, Parliament, and zilla and mandal parishad elections is hopeful of continuing the trend in the January municipal elections when the results are declared on Saturday.
TRS cadres are curious over the outcome in view of the claims of the Congress and BJP that there are keen contests at several places.
The State Election Commission had conducted elections to 2,727 wards in 120 municipalities. In another 80 wards, the election was unopposed. In nine municipal corporations, the SEC conducted polling for 324 divisions, and another division chose its candidate unopposed.
Sources close to Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao said he was confident of a landslide. He feels the TRS will create history by winning more than 100 municipalities and nine corporations.
Sources said the TRS won all the zilla parishads, an unprecedented feat. During the district elections, out of 537 Zilla Parishad Territorial Constituency (ZPTC) seats the TRS won 448 (83.42 per cent). Congress 75 (13.9 per cent) and the BJP eight (0.14 per cent). Out of 5,817 Mandal Parishad Territorial Constituencies, the TRS won 3,556 (61.13 per cent), Congress 1,377 (23.67 per cent), BJP 211 (3.62 per cent). In the 2016 Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation elections, the TRS registered a huge victory by winning 99 wards out of 150 wards.
A TRS leader said the country had witnessed performance of the TRS after it returned to power in the December 2018 Assembly elections. He said the people would never disappoint the TRS and Mr Rao. The results of the civic polls will further boost the TRS and Opposition parties will be disappointed....