Hyderabad: The BJP has performed brilliantly in AIMIM supremo Asaduddin Owaisi's stronghold of Hyderabad with a solid performance in the GHMC elections.
The BJP has emerged as the number two party in the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) elections. Here the BJP caused tremendous damage to TRS of KCR. The BJP has improved its fortunes in the south by hoisting their flag in Hyderabad.
The GHMC election was being considered as a semi-final for the forthcoming assembly elections in Telangana. Perhaps this was the reason why the BJP made national level efforts in a local level election.
When Telangana was formed in 2014, the Congress hoped that it would get huge support from the people to fulfill the demand of a long-standing separate state, but that did not happen. KCR's TRS emerged as a major force in the state. TRS won the elections in 2014 and 2018 with an overwhelming majority, while on the other hand, the Congress continued to decline in the state.
In order to fill this empty space of the Congress, BJP formulated the most solid strategy, which the BJP took the route through Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation. Because Hyderabad region has 24 assembly seats, while 5 Lok Sabha seats. In such a situation, in the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation election, the BJP saw great hope in the fort of the south, because this area with a population of 82 lakh is part of the future strategy of BJP in Telangana. Currently, out of 119 assembly seats in Telangana, BJP has only 2 seats and the party has 4 MPs in 17 Lok Sabha seats.
Perhaps this was the reason when Yogi was campaigning here, his direct target was on 2023. The BJP did not contest the 2018 assembly elections with such strength, despite its two seats in the Telangana assembly. In such a situation, the BJP does not want to leave any stone unturned in the 2023 election. TRS captured 88 seats in the state in the assembly elections two years ago. The Congress had won 21 seats, Owaisi's party AIMIM raised its flag to 7 seats. BJP got only two seats in the account.