Congress Invites Azharuddin To Contest Election From TelanganaOctober 20, 2017 16:51
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Congress Invites Azharuddin To Contest Election From Telangana:- Former cricketer, Mohammed Azharuddin has been invited by the Congress in Telangana to contest the next state Assembly election. The elections are scheduled in 2019.
“We are inviting him (Azharuddin),” state Congress president N Uttam Kumar Reddy told today. After the former cricketer expressed his readiness to play an active role in Telangana, Reddy said he had invited him.
“If we work together again, our Congress government will come in Telangana,” Azharuddin said at a public event yesterday. In reply to this, Reddy then said, “I am inviting you, in Telangana, whichever MP or MLA...you want to contest. We will call you to contest.”
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The state Congress would like Azharuddin to contest the polls in Telangana and also campaign for the party, he said. Earlier, Azharuddin had served as the Congress MP from Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh. The veteran cricketer, originally hails from Hyderabad. He unsuccessfully contested the 2014 Lok Sabha election from Rajasthan.