TRS-BJP margins less than 1,000 in 15% of divisions

TRS-BJP margins less than 1,000 in 15% of divisions

HYDERABAD: In a closely fought contest between the ruling TRS and BJP in the GHMC polls, the victory margin was below 1,000 votes in 15 % of municipal divisions. Of the 150 divisions, 23 candidates won with narrow margins.
TRS lost 14 seats to BJP with less than 1,000 votes and likewise, BJP lost seven to the ruling party. For instance, TRS candidate Jithendranath defeated BJP candidate S Naresh with a margin of 34 votes. AIMIM, which swept the old city, lost its prestigious seat Jambagh to BJP candidate Rakesh Jaiswal with a margin of 180 votes and Congress lost Gajularamaram to TRS by 436 votes. GHMC election authorities said in many places the margins were just 4000-5000 votes.

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