In what can be decoded as the voters of Hyderabad once again remained reluctant about voting, the high-stakes Hyderabad civic polls on Tuesday recorded a low voter turnout despite the high-voltage campaigning.
While the polling percentage was as low as 36.73 it went up by another 5-6 per cent in the next one hour. After final tallying, the authorities at Telangana State Election Commission late on Tuesday night announced the final turnout of 46.6 per cent.
However, in an interesting analysis, the poor voter turnout was learnt to turn in favour of the ruling TRS which expressed confidence in forming the council for the second time. Sources at Pragati Bhavan revelled that the ground reports suggested that the low voter turnout favours the incumbents.
While the TRS cadre pinned hopes on not less than 75 divisions, BJP which carries on a high-voltage election campaign with party bigwigs is anticipating to increase its eat share to 50. The less turnout snubbed AIMIM while the voters refused to turn up even in the divisions where they have a clear hold.