Vastavam Web: Battle lines are drawn for the crucial elections to the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation to be held on December 1. The schedule to this effect was released by Telangana state election commissioner K Parthsarathy on Tuesday morning.
According to the schedule, the notification for the elections will be issued on Wednesday, when the nomination process will begin. Nominations are accepted till November 20 and there will be scrutiny the following day. The last date for withdrawal of nominations is November 22, when the list of candidates and their symbols would be announced.
The polling will be held on December 1 from 7 am to 6 pm. If necessary, repoll will be held on December 3. The polling will be held through ballot papers. Counting of votes will take place on December 4 and the results would be declared by 4 pm on the same day.
For the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi, these elections are a matter of prestige because it is not the question of winning alone, but also of retaining the present number of seats. Any drastic fall in the number of seats is nothing short of humiliation for the TRS.