49 Contestants with criminal charges are in the fray in GHMC polls: FGG

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Retired IAS officer Padmanabha Reddy of Forum for Good Governance (FGG) - File Photo
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The Forum for Good Governance, an NGO has released a list of contestants in GHMC elections facing criminal charges. According to the list, over 49 contestants belonging to all political parties are facing criminal cases. Interestingly, 6 women contestants were also included in the list.

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Further, the FGG said that BJP tops the list with 17 of its members are facing criminal charges while 12 from Congress and 13 from TRS besides 7 from MIM parties. Overall, these contestants are facing a total of 96 cases on the whole.

Thankfully, Malkajgiri division which was in the news last time for 72 people contesting in GHMC elections last time has 49 this time.

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