With all the main parties plunging into campaigning mode for the most prestigious GHMC polls, the mercury level in the political barometer has shot up from the past two days. Amidst the exchange of heated comments between the political parties, a new controversy hit the buzz.
Though the number of divisions up for grabs is 150, what one is overlooking is the fact that there will be 52 ex-officio voters (MLAs, MLCs and MPs), who play a key role at the time of electing the mayor. Besides the direct and social media campaigning, political parties have been working overtime to get the ex-officio math right.
In order to be elected as Mayor, the candidate should get a number of 102 votes. Ruling TRS having the advantage with the highest number of ex-officio votes i.e, 38 ex-officio members. Which means that the ruling party for the corporators to get their candidate elected as mayor if it wins just 64 divisions. BJP, on the other hand, have to win at least 99 seats.
However, the recent victory in Dubbaka has given enough boost to the BJP state cadre. What turned controversial is the raising concerns over these votes which would turn around the result given by the general public.