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Saturday, February 09, 2008

Will Azharuddin enter politics, join TRS!

Former Indian captain, Mohammad Azharuddin had a meeting with Telengana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) leader K Chandrashekhar Rao, and the latter gave him an invitation to join his party.


KCR wants Azhar to contest as Mayor for the election of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation. Later he told jounralists that Azhar is quite keen on politics. 'Azhar is interested in politics and as he belongs to the region, I extended him the invitation to join our party', said TRS leader.

Azhar was also informed about TRS' programmes regarding minorities, schemes for protection of Waqf properties and promise of more reservation for Muslims in jobs. Though Azhar hasn't given any indication, sources indicate that he may take a pluge in politics, after testing waters.

TRS wants to make inroads into MIM stronghold of Old Hyderabad. But it is debatable whether Azhar will have any impact on the voters. He may have millions of admirers for his batting but Hyderabadis haven't forgotten the divorce given to Naureen and his disgrace in the aftermath of the matchfixing controversy.

2 comments:

urdudaan said...

Azhar has the right qualification to be a politician as you mention at the end of last para. :)

kuffir said...

i sometimes pass by azhar's old home and that reminds me of what he has done to himself in his hurry to climb up from his low-income moorings. if he joins the trs it'd be another major mistake. the trs is a motley assortment of disgruntled elements from across the political spectrum- it's a haven for both ex-naxalites who want more'profitable' political careers now and ex-rss pracharaks who wish to corrupt the strong, broadminded ethos of telangana with their hindutva ideas. and the leadership is entirely composed of upper-caste (velamas, reddies) who want a separate state so that they can regain their feudal hold on telangana. in the long run, if azhar joins the trs, he'd be in the wrong books of both low caste hindus and poor muslims.