HYDERABAD: Gadwal Vijaya Laxmi will formally take charge as mayor of Hyderabad on February 22 after performing a puja at 9.30 pm in the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) office. She will use the existing chambers for the mayor’s office located on the seventh floor of the head office.
As per GHMC records, there has been no written request made by the mayor for a new vehicle. The mayor invited TRS leaders for the oath-taking ceremony and formally met several leaders on Saturday, including finance minister Harish Rao.
She also met former mayor Bonthu Rammohan and his wife Bonthu Sridevi, Cherlapally corporator. Sridevi was gunning for the mayor’s seat before CM Chandrasekhar Rao decided in favour of Laxmi.
The new mayor also started TRS party membership drive in Banjara Hills ward (from where she was elected as a corporator). This week, Laxmi also met animal husbandary minister Talasani Srinivas Yadav and endowments minister A Indrakaran Reddy.