Telangana Pradesh congressional committee head resigns after election beating
Following the appalling performance of the Congress Party in the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Elections (GHMC), Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee Chairman N Uttam Kumar Reddy tendered his resignation on Friday evening. It comes after the big-old party failed to make a dent in tightly organized civic polls, managing to win just 2 seats in the 150 municipal constituencies.
Submitting his resignation, N Uttam Kumar Reddy wrote: “I have tendered my resignation from the post of chairman of the Telangana Pradesh Congressional Committee. I have asked the AICC to immediately begin the process of selecting the new chairman of the Telangana Pradesh Congressional Committee.
Earlier today, sacked Congress leader Sanjay Jha mocked Congress’ poor performance in GHMC polls, asking whether the big-old party was implementing Prime Minister Modi’s “Congress mukt Bharat”. “Does the Congress party pledge to implement Mr. Modi’s appeal to Congress Mukt Bharat? All those cowardly sycophants who criticized the G-23 as” agents of the BJP, “he It’s time for you to apologize. The party is in peril, “he tweeted.
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The vote count has been completed in 132 of the 150 municipal constituencies of which the TRS won 53 seats, AIMIM 42, BJP 35 and Congress 2. With the BJP succeeding in establishing itself in the local body, the celebrations erupted. at the office of the saffron festival. The count in 18 districts is still in progress. Ballots were used for the ballot and therefore the results will likely not be known until evening or night.
Although the run-up to the poll saw a fierce campaign by parties, voter turnout on December 1 was unimpressive at 46.55% (34.50 lakh) out of the 74.67 lakh total. voters. The current term of the GHMC board ends in February 2021 and in the 2016 elections AIMIM won 44 seats, TRS won 99. BJP won 4 seats, Congress won 2 and TDP in won one.
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