The results of the Neredmet 136 ward has been announced today in which TRS candidate Meena Upendra Reddy has been declared elected. With this, the TRS strength in the GHMC has gone up to 56. The other parties’ position, however, remained unchanged with BJP-48, MIM-44, and Congress-2.
The results were announced by the Returning Officer this morning after the completion of the counting of votes as per the court orders yesterday. The High Court which stalled the announcement of results following a dispute over the counting of ballot papers with ink mark other than Swastik which the SEC has allowed to count. The BJP went to the court in the late-night a day before the polling day.
However, the court yesterday took up the case allowed the SEC to take up the counting of those votes kept pending and vested the responsibility of identifying such votes on the Returning Officers. Accordingly, the SEC has taken up counting this morning and announced the results accordingly.