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Congress invites former cricketer Azharuddin to contest assembly polls from Telangana

The Congress in Telangana has invited former cricketer Mohammed Azharuddin to contest the next state Assembly election, due in 2019.


  |  Updated On : October 20, 2017 04:19 PM
Mohammed Azharuddin (file photo)

Mohammed Azharuddin (file photo)

Hyderabad :  

The Congress in Telangana has invited former cricketer Mohammed Azharuddin to contest the next state Assembly election, due in 2019.

“We are inviting him (Azharuddin),” state Congress president N Uttam Kumar Reddy told PTI on Thursday.

Reddy said he invited Azharuddin after the former cricketer expressed his readiness to play an active role in Telangana.

“If we work together again, our Congress government will come in Telangana,” Azharuddin said at a public event on Thursday.

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.”

The state Congress would like Azharuddin to contest the polls in Telangana and also campaign for the party, he said.

Azharuddin, who hails from Hyderabad, had earlier served as Congress MP from Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh.

He unsuccessfully contested the 2014 Lok Sabha election from Rajasthan.

First Published: Friday, October 20, 2017 04:01 PM


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