The ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi continued its sway in the electoral politics in the State in its second term in office.
The party has obviously fine-tuned its poll strategies after the bypoll of Dubbak Assembly constituency and the election to Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation polls, where the TRS could not achieve expected results. The reorientation of the strategies by the party president and Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao yielded rich dividends as the party continued its victory march in the elections held for two municipal corporations and municipalities – Siddpet, Nakrekal, Atchampet, Jadcherla and Kothur.
TRS has secured majority in all the urban local bodies that went to polls, securing over 70 per cent votes in all the ULBs. Of around 250 wards in two municipal corporations and few municipalities that went to polls on April 30, the TRS won in as many as 181 wards in addition to the three wards won by the CPI in the Khammam Municipal Corporation.
Counting in the Greater Warangal Municipal Corporation continued till late in the evening amidst indications that the TRS established clear leads in more than 80 per cent of the wards that went to polls. The same is the case with the 60-member Khammam Municipal Corporation where a majority of the TRS candidates have established unassailable leads over their rivals.