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Congress Appoints Mohammad Azharuddin As The Working President Of Telangana

Written By Digital Desk | Mumbai | Published:

Ahead of the assembly elections in Telangana, which is scheduled to take place on December 7, 2018, cricketer-turned-politician Mohammed Azharduddin has been made the working president of the Congress party in the state. Azharuddin, who hails from Hyderabad, wants to contest the 2019 Lok Sabha elections from Secunderabad in Telangana.

Here's the press release of the appointment regarding office bearers of Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee:


Azharuddin has contested Lok Sabha election twice on Congress ticket, winning from Uttar Pradesh’s Moradabad in 2009 and losing from Rajasthan’s Tonk-Sawai Madhopur constituency in 2014.

In other announcements, BM Vinod Kumar and Jaffer Javed were appointed as vice-presidents of the Telangana unit.

Read: Caught Appeasing, Congress Makes Hasty Amendment To 'Muslim Exclusive Hospitals' Proposal In Its Telangana Manifesto

Earlier in the week, a last-ditch attempt to save face over allegations of minority appeasement to do with its Telangana election manifesto, the Congress had made one stunning change in its latest draft.

The controversy comes to light after the draft of the Congress' manifesto in the poll-bound state spoke about implementing various measures for 'Muslims only', including schools and hospitals, and also, free electricity for Mosques.

Following were the seven promises made by the Congress party in its previous draft catering to the needs of minorities, and specifically, the Muslim community:

  1. Minority youth will be given special consideration in government contracts
  2. Poor Muslim students will be provided with a financial assistance up to Rs 20 lakhs
  3. Special residential schools for Muslim students
  4. Special Urdu DSC for Minorities (District Selection Committee for the recruitment of teachers) will be announced
  5. Hospitals exclusively for Muslims will be established (amended to "More hospitals accessible to minorities")
  6. Strict legal action against private firms which refuse employment on the basis of religion
  7. Free power supply to Mosques and Churches
  8. Whereas in the earlier draft the Congress had proposed hospitals catering exclusively to the Muslim community, the new draft, also accessed by Republic TV, contains a single amendment -- the line has been changed to "more hospitals accessible to minorities".


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