Pointing squarely towards a painful reality of leadership vacuum in the political field, the trend of in-erudite people venturing into politics continues to prevail with a significant number of such candidates were seen contending this time too in the ongoing GHMC election.
Despite celebrating the highest literacy rate of 83.25 percent among all the districts of Telangana state, the Hyderabad district is witnessing the elections wherein ‘Undergraduates’ are dominating the list of candidates contesting the GHMC elections – that largely perceived as a “Battle for the throne of Hyderabad,” to which the polling is scheduled to be held on 1st December.
Among the total 1122 candidates contesting the elections from different parties, the number of under graduates is amply high followed by Graduates, Post Graduates, and illiterates as shown in the list recently released officially.
As per the list being released by the GHMC, out of 1122 contenders, there are a total of 548 Under Graduates, 200 Graduates, and 99 Post Graduates while 66 candidates are shown as illiterates seeking a mandate from 74,04,286 voters of Hyderabad that celebrates 83.25 percent literacy rate. However, there are other 209 candidates that didn’t disclose their qualifications.
According to the literacy parameters shown in the “Telangana social development report 2017,” the proportion of Graduates in the Hyderabad district is 12.8 percent while Post Graduates constitute 1.9 percent. Similarly, 10.7 percent represents the secondary education column.
Moreover, the majority of candidates showed their occupation as ‘Business’ followed by housewives and private employees making the foray a complete business affair with a superficial spirit of serving the public.
This GHMC election, third in the row, there are total 21 parties seeking mandate that includes BJP, AIMIM, TRS, Congress, AIMIM (Inquilab), TDP, BMP, CPI, CPM, MCPIU, JSP, TJSP, INYJP, AIFB, DBP, IPBP, IND, HINDJP, WPI, MJP, and IPC. However, no party enjoyed that much support from people to field candidates from all the 150 wards under GHMC dominion.
Of the total 74,04,286 voters that would franchise their right to vote on 1st December, the male electors account for 38,56,770 and females are 35,46,847 while 669 are transgender.
For a whopping 74,04,286 voters of 150 wards under GHMC dominion, the state election commission has set up a total of 9235 polling stations to elicit people’s mandate.
Meanwhile, after the last date of the election campaign concluded today, all the parties are now discussing strategies to increase polling percentage as the outcome of the last election result is still strike a chord wherein the voters gave a lukewarm response on polling day that had resulted in low polling percentage thereby distinctly reflected on the result.