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.