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Hyderabad Civic polls: Pawan Kalyan to support BJP

Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) elections have become a prestige point for political parties. TRS, BJP, AIIML and Congress are fighting the election for GHMC. The Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) chief  and CM of Telengana K.Chandrasekhar Rao is faceing one of the toughest electoral battles. The irony is that he has to win Hyderabad a second time -- elections to the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) are slated for December 1. With Dubbaka, the BJP has compelled KCR to wake up. For those outside of Telangana, Dubbaka constituency is adjacent to Gajwel from where KCR was elected to the Telangana Assembly.

The BJP has made national general secretary Bhupender Yadav as Incharge for a Municipal election is an indication of the seriousness with which the BJP is taking the election.  the TRS has drafted almost the entire cabinet and several MLAs to monitor each of the 150 wards in the state capital. The ruling TRS won the last elections to the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation held in 2016.

On the other hand Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan will campaign for the BJP ahead of municipal elections. Kalyan announced the decision after Union Minister of state for Home G Kishan Reddy and BJP OBC Morcha’s National President K Laxman held talks with him. The decision to pull out of the contest and support BJP was taken in the larger interests of Telangana and Hyderabad, a Jana Sena release quoted Kalyan as saying.

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