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.
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:
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