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TRS making inroads into MIM’s citadel Old City?

Hyderabad: Party leaders of Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) claim that Muslims in the old city area are now looking towards the TRS and are bound to support it, because of several initiatives taken up by the government for Muslim minorities. It must be noted
Old City has been MIM’s citadel so far and All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen (AIMIM) was the only party that dominated the old city of Hyderabad.

The Hans India quoted a Muslim minority leader from Asifnagar division in the city, Qamar Begum, as saying ‘several initiatives of the TRS government were reaching the people and with the proposed 12 per cent reservations, the Muslims were bound to support the TRS.’

In support of her claim, she cited that during the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) elections, the party candidate secured over 7,000 votes, which showed that the situation was changing and the party was likely to gain greater strength in future.

Another minority leader of the party Mohammed Shahanawaz Khan, president ‘Forum to Support KCR’, claimed that KCR has been working for the uplift of the downtrodden and focusing on Muslims, which no other Chief Minister has done earlier.

TRS leaders were in the high spirits following the TRS plenary held at Kompally near the city on Medchal road on Friday. The plenary was held on the party’s 16th foundation day.

TRS leaders were hopeful that 12 per cent reservations to Muslims, and schemes of the government like ‘KCR kit’ for newborn, KG-to-PG education for children, gurukulams, Kalyana Lakshmi for young women and old age pensions were sure to get public support for the party.