Mahabubnagar assembly becomes priority for TRS, T JAC, BJP & Jamaat – e – Islami Hind మార్చి 11, 2012Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in BJP, elections, JAC, Mahabubnagar, Mulki, Muslim, Palamur, politics, Telangana, TRS, YSR.
Tags: bypolls, Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, K. Chandrasekhar Rao, Mohammed Khaja Arifuddin, resignation, Syed Ibrahim
T-JAC not supporting BJP in Mahabubnagar: KCR
HYDERABAD, March 11, 2012 Special Correspondent, The Hindu
Says the party candidate will win hands down; seeks Jamaat-e-Islami Hind support for TRS candidate
TRS president K. Chandrasekhar Rao has denied reports that Telangana Joint Action Committee (JAC) extended support to BJP in the by-election to Mahabubnagar Assembly seat.
Addressing a joint press conference along with Jamaat-e-Islami Hind leaders at their office in old city here on Saturday, Mr. Rao recalled that the JAC had decided not to support any party but throw its weight behind the winning candidate.
He visited the office to seek the support of the organisation for Syed Ibrahim, TRS candidate in Mahabubnagar.
The TRS president claimed that the entry of BJP in the contest at Mahabubnagar would help the TRS but did not elaborate.
Facing a volley of questions over the failure of TRS and JAC to prevent the entry of BJP in the contest though it was also a constituent of JAC, Mr. Rao took pains to explain that he had made sincere efforts to avert the situation. The TRS had pointed out that there was no change in its candidate from the 2009 elections. But, the BJP did not consider the request.
To persistent questions whether the TRS would ensure the victory of Mr. Ibrahim, he said he had as good as won and it was only a matter of celebration when the results are declared on March 21.
Asked why he had pruned his campaign schedule in Mahabubnagar, he said that he had decided to allot the same time for the constituency as the remaining five Assembly segments.
The Jamaat-e-Islami Hind president Maulana Mohammed Khaja Arifuddin said the organisation was in no position to stop BJP from contesting the election though it was part of JAC.