No prizes for guessing winners of some wards in the Bahadurpura Assembly constituency. The newly-carved constituency's claim to fame could well be its distinction of having the least number of candidates in fray for this year's GHMC elections. An AIMIM-stronghold, the outcome of the recently-concluded Assembly elections seems to have deterred prospective opposition candidates from even filing nominations for some wards. Cases in the point are Falaknuma and Nawab Saheb Kunta wards.
They are the least contested divisions with just two candidates in the fray. That too the fight is nominal with only MIM and Congress fielding candidates. Other wards in the area do not differ much either with Fathe Darwaza, Ramnaspura and Jahnuma having three contestants - AIMIM, INC and the Telugu Desam (TDP).
A relatively-tight competition seems to be on the cards for Doodbowli (six contestants) and Kishanbagh (eight contestants). Barring Doodbowli and Kishanbagh that have a mixed population, the other wards (including parts of Aliabad) are entirely Muslim-dominated. The constituency is beset with civic problems. Contaminated drinking water is a major problem residents of many areas put up with on an everyday basis. With several lanes and by lanes dotting the constituency's geography, authorities avoid laying drinking water connections to households located in narrow lanes, point out locals. Mosquito menace that accompanies garbage and sanitation problems any day plagues the residents.