Elections will be held on November 15th to elect 15 members for GHMC standing committee, the powerful body in GHMC. As per the GHMC Act, every issue is decided by majority votes in the standing committee. It is like Cabinet ministers in the state government. All the 150 corporators in the GHMC will elect these members.
In the house, TRS has 55 corporators and AIMIM has 44 corporators while BJP has 48 corporators. TRS and MIM planned to share 15 standing committee members among themselves. But they could not reach a consensus. MIM has filed seven nominations while TRS filed nominations for all the fifteen positions leaving no scope for unanimous election.
Both the parties will have time until November 15th to come to an understanding of seat-sharing. If a consensus is reached, the additional nominations will be withdrawn. If not, a fight becomes imminent. But then, political analysts say it is unlikely that Chief Minister K Chandrasekhara Rao will let things go that far with the assembly elections happening in two years.