Message From Cantonment
Elections to local bodies, that too Cantonment, should not have evoked much political response. But, a host of factors made the elections...
Elections to local bodies, that too Cantonment, should not have evoked much political response. But, a host of factors made the elections toSecunderabad Cantonment Board politically significant. The TRS is facing the electorate first time after it was catapulted to power in the recent general elections.
Though the Cantonment elections are technically not on party basis, the battle lines were politically drawn. The ruling party invested all its political prestige by involving ministers and legislators in a big way.
The elections were also a litmus test for the BJP-TDP combine that proved to be formidable at least in the state capital given its demographic composition. These two parties were facing the voters first time after they made significant gains in the city. More significantly, the elections to Cantonment Board came close on the heels of elections to Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC). The Cantonment elections were of special importance to Talasani