All the political parties might be making plans for the civic polls in the city. But, in all likelihood they might be too optimistic.

If the present loud thinking among official circles is anything to go by, elections to the municipal corporation are a good two years or even more away.

First the Government is dead serious about formation of Greater Hyderabad, pending a verdict from the court. Assuming all the obstacles will be gone, it will take more than a year for the urban administrative conglomerate to be formed and systems put in place. Only then can polls be held. In the meantime, the next Assembly elections could be on the horizon!