Party loyalists strike gold with GHMC nominations

As many as 168 persons were nominated as Ward members and 276 persons were nominated as Area Sabha members to GHMC.

Published: 08th December 2017 02:21 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th December 2017 09:46 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

HYDERABAD: As many as 168 persons were nominated as Ward members and 276 persons were nominated as Area Sabha members to Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC)  on Thursday. 
Though members to these posts have to be nominated from the civil society, it’s learnt that a majority of those who made the cut are loyalists and workers of different political parties. Their names were finalised with the support of MLAs, MLCs and corporators during 10 special meeting of GHMC conducted by Mayor B Rammohan.  

Of the 165 ward members, 114 names were held up due to various reasons last time — like names not included in the list of eligible applicants, names wrongly spelt, gender discrepancies, excess nomination of woman applicants than required quota of 50 per cent. Apart from this, in some wards, fewer people had been nominated by GHMC than the required.  

In four wards — Khairatabad, Miyapur, Vengal Rao Nagar and Mailardevpally — around 40 members (10 for each) could not be nominated in the last meeting due to differences between MLAs and corporators. Those vacancies were filled today. For Area Sabhas, about 276 members were also nominated taking the total to 862. There are about 1,347  Areas Sabhas. In the last meeting, about 586 members were nominated. Another  485 need to nominated for which no application were received for about 448 and for 37 application needs to be called for four wards.

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