All of a sudden the twin cities are agog with local body polls. Till a few days ago there was uncertainty whether they will be held or not but now that a decision was taken, there is a flurry of activity.

And it is not just the political parties; the pressure is on the civic officials too complete all the pending works within the next few days. The delimitation of 150 wards has picked up breathtaking pace and the maps plus all details are expected to be ready in a day. While the Congress is taking some brainstorming sessions with its cadre, the Telugu Desam has already hit the road so also the TRS. Byelections to the city constituencies of Secunderabad and Musheerabad has added another dimension to the political scenario.

In the neighbourhood also, there are going to be polls to the Secunderabad Cantonment Board (SCB).

V. GEETANATH