HYDERABAD: While BJP’s efforts to make the Lingojiguda ward by-poll unanimous in its favour have failed with Congress and Independents entering the fray, it is going to be an unanimous election in the by-poll to four other wards in various municipal bodies.
The 28th ward in Jalpally civic body has gone in favour of AIMIM, 5th ward in Alampur municipality in favour of ruling TRS, 8th ward in Metpally municipality in favour of an Independent candidate and 30th ward in Bellampally in favour of TRS.
On the request of the family members of the sitting ward members whose death necessitated the by-poll, candidates from other parties withdrew their nomination, facilitating unanimous election in four of nine wards. Telangana Congress election committee convenor G Niranjan told TOI that though Congress candidates filed nominations, they withdrew it on humanitarian grounds in the three wards. “We are contesting in the remaining six wards,” he said.