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Stage set for swearing-in ceremony of GWMC council

Stage set for swearing-in ceremony of GWMC council
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All is set for the swearing in ceremony of Greater Warangal Municipal Corporations’ (GWMC) newly elected council. The civic body’s elected council would be taking oath on Tuesday at a special meeting arranged at 11 am on the premises of the GWMC after a gap of 11 years. 

Warangal: All is set for the swearing in ceremony of Greater Warangal Municipal Corporations’ (GWMC) newly elected council. The civic body’s elected council would be taking oath on Tuesday at a special meeting arranged at 11 am on the premises of the GWMC after a gap of 11 years.

It is the first council of the Corporation in separate Telangana and also after the Corporation given the status of Greater. In all, there are 58 corporators of which 44 belong to TRS, four to Congress, each one from BJP and CPM besides eight independent corporators. After the swearing-in ceremony of the newly elected members the election of mayor and deputy mayor would take place.

Joint Collector Prashanth Jeevan Patil, who is the in-charge District Collector, would be acting as the presiding officer for the election. In all 65 members, 58 corporators and seven ex-officio members would vote in the mayor and deputy mayor election. As per the guidelines, all MPs, MLAs and MLCs, who are registered as voters in GWMC limits would be eligible for voting for the post of mayor and deputy mayor as ex-officio members.

Deputy CM K Srihari (MLC), Warangal MP P Dayakar, Rajya Sabha member G Sudharani, MLAs D Vinay Bhasker (Warangal-west), K Surekha (Warangal-east), A Ramesh (Wardhannapet) and Dr T Rajaiah (Station Ghanpur) were the ex-officio members. On Monday, the GWMC Commissioner Sarfaraz Ahmed has inspected the arrangements for the swearing in ceremony.

Several committees formed to look after the arrangements. The premises of the corporation spruced up for the event. The Corporation officials have readied the new chambers for mayor and deputy mayor along with separate rooms for male and female corporators. There are 29 female corporators in the GWMC council.

Of the 58 corporators, nearly 13 are youngsters, who are below 33 years and majority of them have entered into electoral politics for the first time. There also experienced corporators like Tadishetty Vidyasagar of TRS who got elected for three times to the civic body.

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