Bonthu Ram Mohan, a staunch supporter of chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao or KCR, will be Hyderabad's new Mayor, presiding over a municipal body dominated by his party, the Telangana Rashtriya Samiti (TRS).
The promise of double-bed room houses for the poor, wooing influential leaders from other parties and giving tickets to Seemandhra natives are among the key factors that led to the clean sweep of TRS in the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) elections.
Two local youths have been arrested for allegedly assaulting a Nigerian student this week even as police today asserted that the allegation that the foreigner was "racially abused" has not been established.
The ruling TRS saw today's results in Hyderabad municipal elections that gave it a spectacular victory and majority in the 150-member civic body as a vote of confidence in the leadership of Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao.
Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee president Uttam Kumar Reddy and party legislator Shabbir Ali have been booked for allegedly assaulting MIM party activists during the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation polls held on February 2.