SECUNDERABAD: Aspirants in three Secunderabad Cantonment Board (SCB) civilian wards reserved for women and one civilian ward for Scheduled Caste (SC) are gearing up to contest in the ensuing Cantonment board elections, likely to be held in another few months.
A couple of days ago, the Ministry of Defence (MoD), had notified reservations to the four wards (II, V and VI -women & VIII-SC) out of the eight wards in the Cantonment board. At least three to five aspirants in the remaining four wards (I, III IV and VII) fall under general category, and they are also gearing up to contest the elections.
Former ward members, those who contested in the previous Cantonment board polls, social workers and professionals are expected to try their luck in the ensuing polls. Apart from this, those backed by certain political parties including the TRS, BJP, Congress, Left parties and independents will also contest.
However, for the ruling TRS and the opposition parties BJP and Congress, finalising the names of the candidates for the polls could be a tough task. For instance, the TRS will have to select candidates from a huge list of aspirants in all eight wards.
Though three to four months are remaining for the election notification to be issued, all eyes are on appointment of a civilian nominated post. The MoD is likely to announce the name in the first week of April. A total of four former SCB vice-presidents are in the race for the post.