12 corporators file papers for standing panel poll

Published: 28th May 2013 09:13 AM  |   Last Updated: 28th May 2013 09:13 AM   |  A+A-

As many as 10 corporators of the Congress and two corporators of the TDP and the BJP filed their nominations to the elections to the standing committee of the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) on Monday.

Monday was the last day for filing of nomination papers. The polls will be held on June 6.

The Congress corporators who filed their nominations are Jagan K (Jagadharigutta), M Prabhakar Reddy (Bagh Lingampally), B Pushpa (Ramchandrapuram), M R Srinivasa Rao (Mettuguda), M Parameshwar Reddy (Ramanthapur), Bharathi Raj B (Moula Ali) Geetah Rani T (Alwal), B Raju Yadav (Punjagutta), J Devanand (Bansilalpet) and Shankar Yadav (Begum Bazar).

TDP corporator M Bhanu Prasad from Hydernagar and BJP candidate K Sahadev Yadav from Kurmaguda also filed their papers on Monday. On Friday last, seven MIM corporators filed their nominations.

As many as 15 members would be elected from the 150 corporators. Mayor is the chairperson of the standing committee. In the present standing committee, Congress party has eight members while the MIM has seven members. The committee’s tenure is for one year.

GHMC secretary MSS Somaraju said that scrutiny of nominations will take place on May 29 and the list of valid nominations will be published on the same evening. Candidates can withdraw their names before 3 p.m. on June 1. The list of contesting candidates will be published on the same evening.

If there are more than 15 candidates in the fray, corporators have to indicate their priority for the candidates in the fray. If the corporators vote for more than 15, their vote would be rejected.

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