BJP leaders hailed the party’s show as it won 46 seats in the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC), against only four it had earlier in the corporation, with Union Home Minister Amit Shah thanking people for reposing faith in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “politics of development.”
BJP president J P Nadda described the results as “historic” for the party and claimed it showed that people of the country support “only and only development agenda”.
This result reflects people’s unequivocal support to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s development and governance model, he said.
The election was held in 150 wards, and results for 146 wards were announced by late Friday evening. The ruling TRS’s tally fell below the majority mark as it won 56 seats and the AIMIM 52.
The BJP believes that it has now emerged as the main challenger to the TRS, replacing the Congress, which won only two wards.
Shah, who had campaigned for the polls, tweeted, “Gratitude to the people of Telangana for reposing faith in PM @NarendraModi led BJP’s Politics of Development. Congratulations to Shri @JPNadda ji and Shri @bandisanjay_bjp for BJP’s astounding performance in GHMC. I applaud the hard work of our karyakartas of @BJP4Telangana.” “GHMC results show rejection of Dynastic, Corrupt & Appeasement politics. I Congratulate State President @bandisajay & hardworking @BJP4Telangana Karyakartas for their spirited efforts that led to great success. Gratitude to people of Hyderabad for their faith & support,” Nadda said in a tweet. The K Chandrasekhar Rao-led TRS had swept the elections four years ago, winning 99 of the 150 wards.