Fri, Feb 05, 2016, 11:20 AM
In a strategic move, TRS government scrapped GO 207 and brought in an ordinance declaring MLCs as ex officio members. The ordinance was approved by Governor Narsimhan. Ex officio votes are crucial for winning the mayor's post, in case a party has insufficient corporators. Now TRS is an advantageous position, with an ex officio strength of 32. However, Opposition parties like the Congress are fuming at TRS for bringing in an ordinance, when the matter is under HC purview.