While the voters of Hyderabad once again remained reluctant about voting despite the high-voltage campaigning, all eyes are now on the results of the high-stakes Hyderabad civic polls which is going to take place on Friday.
Who’s going to take the ‘Greater’ throne..? How many seats will the winning party take home..? Will it be another humiliation to the ruling TRS..? While these questions continued to haunt the state political circles, Peoples Pulse, a Hyderabad-based social and political research organisation-proved to have a knack at making closest predictions is all set to announce its exit polls at 6.00 PM this evening.
According to the People’s Pulse’s field-level surveys, double bedroom houses, unemployment and flood relief promise made turned crucial in the polls. While Double bedroom houses accounted for 28 per cent, unemployment took 21 per cent, flood victims 16 per cent, traffic congestion 12 per cent, road problems 10 per cent, sanitation 9 per cent and 5 per cent of other factors are said to be taken into consideration by the voters.
Here is the list of political parties’ share of votes’ percentage,
According to the People’s Pulse exit polls, TRS is likely to get 38 per cent, BJP 32 per cent, AIMIM 13 per cent, and Congress 12 per cent and other parties would get 5 per cent votes of the total 27,22,891 votes cast.
It is estimated that three per cent of the votes are likely to go buffer. The exit polls predicted a 6 per cent votes difference between the ruling TRS and the main contender BJP.
Despite high-voltage campaigning and having an advantage of being in the ruling, TRS is predicted to take home divisions with very less majority while the saffron party as speculated would increase the number of votes and seats. It can be noted that BJP back in 2016 won only 4 seats, that too with TDP alliance.
According to the analysis, the main opposition Congress has failed to make enough impact this time. Besides Malkajgiri constituency represented by MP Revanth Reddy, the other decisions have no Congress wave. MIM contesting with less seat seems to turn fetching for TRS.
According to the Peoples Pulse’s prediction, below is the number of seats the main contenders might win,
TRS-68 to 78 seat
BJP-25 to 35
AIMIM- 38 to 42
Congress- 1 to 5
It can be noted that the party needs to win 75 seats to take the Mayor and deputy mayor throne.