Hyderabad: An independent analysis done by a Hyderabad-based NGO, Forum for Good Governance, revealed that 25 newly-elected corporators in the city have criminal records.

The BJP has the highest number of corporators with criminal antecedents, 10, followed by the ruling TRS party with eight. Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi-led AIMIM has seven corporators with criminal records.

The outgoing municipal body had 30 corporators with criminal cases.

Earlier, the Forum for Good Governance had revealed that 49 candidates contesting the GHMC election had criminal records. Of these, the BJP had the highest candidates with criminal antecedents, 17, followed by the ruling TRS with 13, AIMIM with seven, and the Congress with 12.

The highest number of criminal cases is registered against corporator-elect Mohammed Mustafa Ali from AIMIM who won the election from Salibanda. Seven cases have been registered against him. He is followed by corporator from Mailaredevpally T. Srinivas Reddy from the BJP against whom five cases have been registered. AIMIM's K. Mubasheeruddin from Kishan Bagh has four cases registered against him while BJP's Ramnagar corporator-elect K. Ravi Kumar has four cases. Meanwhile, Begum Bazar's BJP corporator G. Shankar Yadav has three cases against him.

Two cases each have been registered against five corporators while 15 have one case each. Also, of the 75 newly-elected corporators, two - BJP's RK Puram corporator B. Radha and TRS's corporator from Mettuguda Sunitha Reddy - have one case each.

On 1 December, the city voted in the second municipal elections since the formation of Telangana. The TRS secured 55 seats, BJP 48, AIMIM 44, and the Congress two seats. A total of 1,122 candidates were in the fray.


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