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Telangana Rastra Samithi President K. Chandra Sekhar Rao claimed that the party candidate from Mahaboob Nagar Syed Ibrahim will be the clear winner in the upcoming by-poll. He reiterated that the T-JAC will not be supporting BJP candidature there. He said, that the elections are only a formality, Syed Ibrahim has already won the election.
T-JAC wing of Mahbubnagar reportedly jolted the TRS by coming out in support of BJP candidate while both BJP and TRS are its partners. This comes amidst reports that the BJP fielded a candidate in Mahbubnagar constituency after disagreement with TRS for fielding a Muslim candidate.
Asked whether the TRS leader tried to dissuade the BJP from fielding its candidate against Ibrahim, KCR replied that his party cannot influence the decisions of the BJP. “We registered disagreement with the BJP over they contesting in Mahbubnagar. But if they choose to do it, how can we stop them? The TJAC is not supporting BJP or TRS. I was told that they will be supporting the party that has maximum chances of winning,” he said.
KCR also denied that Mahbubnagar was being ignored by him. “I will be spending just as much time in Mahbubnagar as I would in other constituencies.” he said. He also promised Rs 1000 crore for the minorities if Telangana materializes, in addition to appointing a Muslim as deputy CM and allocating two ministerial berths to leaders from the community. The assembly by-polls are slated for March 18.
Tags: andhra pradesh, By polls 2012, KCR, mahaboob nagar, Politics in AP, trs