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Tough Fight Between AIMIM and TRS as GHMC elections results for 2016 to be declared today.

Results of the hotly contested Greter Hydrabad Municipal Corporation elections 2016 will be declared on this Friday. GHMC polls have seen a very close fight this time with both the parties All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) and Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS). Results of the polls are very likely to be delayed for a couple of hours as counting of the election was postponed from 8am to 4pm after the re-poling which was conducted at the 52nd Division in Puranapul.
Counting of the votes will start at 3PM instead of 8PM as earlier planned, because the re-polling in the ward number 36 of the Puranpul area of the city on Firday after following the poll discrepancies in the election which recorded turn out of about 45%. Election officer B Janardhan Reddy and GHMC Commissioner said that the result will be out before 8PM.
This election which is considered as the biggest test to check the popularity of the TRS, which is currently riding high after the massive victory in the Lok Sabha bypolls which were conducted recently. Ruling party is also not known as a major force in the city, and also in the previous GHMC polls in 2009 which it had not even contested. As the party, which has put up the spirited campaign, are very upbeat in its prospects with all the exit polls which have been conducted on the TV channels are predicting it to emerge as the single largest party. Out of the 150 member civic body, exit polls are projecting TRS to win between 80 to 85 seats.
This polls are also a litmus test for the Asaduddin Owsisi led MIM, TDP-BJP alliance and Congress. GHMC also covers about 24 of the Assembly seats out of which BJP-TDT has got 15 in 2014 elections. In the year, 2009 Congress was seen as the single largest party with 52 out of 152 seats. AIMIM had won 43 wards where as TDP got 45 seats. BJP had also won 5 seats, MBT and PRP got just one seat each. There were also three independent candidates who won.

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