Like never before, SEC on Friday flooded with nominations with 1,460 candidates filed their nominations on the last day for filing. As many as 1,588 candidates filed 2,602 nominations in 150 divisions for the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) polls slated to be held on December 1.
Despite being aware that party ticket is a tough nut to crack, hundreds of candidates pinned their hopes on the B forms. While the names of the candidates went missing in the lists released by the respective parties, it was learnt that the many have opted to field as independent candidates.
Nominations were received by the Returning Officers from 10 am to 3 pm. Apart from the candidate, two more persons were permitted for submission of the nomination. The number of vehicles for nomination purpose was also restricted to two.
Here is the list of candidates who filed nominations party-wise
TRS … 557
Congress … 372
BJP … 571
MIM .. 78
TDP … 206
Leftists … 43
Independents …. 660
The GHMC elections are scheduled for December 1 and the results would be declared on December 4.