Days ahead of Telangana Assembly polls, cricketer-turned-politician Mohammad Azharuddin has been appointed as the working president of Telangana Congress Committee.
The press communique released by Congress party said, “Hon’ble Congress President Shri Rahul Gandhi has approved the appointment of following persons as office bearers of Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee.”
According to press communique, Mohammad Azharuddin is appointed as the working president of Telangana Congress Committee. Dr BM Vinod Kumar and Jaffer Javed were appointed as vice presidents of Telangana Congress Committee.
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Earlier, a report published in ThePrint, indicated that Azharuddin is extremely unhappy with the treatment meted out to him by the party’s Telangana leadership. ThePrint quoted Senior Congress leader Abid Rasool Khan as saying, “Azharuddin had conveyed his displeasure at the way he was being treated and that the high command wasn’t stepping in to defuse the tension.”
According to the sources, Azharuddin wanted to contest next month’s Telangana assembly elections from Secunderabad. However, his proposal faced stiff resistance from senior Congress leaders. Sources also stated that Azharuddin was unhappy about the way the national party had sidelined leaders from the minority communities, especially Muslims.
Azharuddin entered politics in 2009 and was elected as MP from Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh. In 2014, he lost the Lok Sabha polls from Tonk-Sawai Madhopur in Rajasthan.