Leader of Opposition in Telangana Legislative Council Mohammed Ali Shabbir said MIM and its communal politics had no place in Old City and people would weed out the party in GHMC elections. Taking the Congress campaign to the peak in Old City area, Shabbir Ali addressed a huge gathering of political activists from area who quit BJP and MIM to join Congress. He said the people, especially youth, of Old City have realised the dangers of communal politics being pursued by MIM and BJP. Therefore, people of Old City are extending huge support to Congress party which is leading a wave of change. He said that the Congress party would take the Old City on the path of growth and development.Shabbir Ali, accompanied with Congress candidates Mohd Sohail (Shalibanda), Rajender (Jangammet) and Vani (Gowlipura), Telangana Youth Congress presdient Anil Kumar Yadav, GHCC Minorities Department Chairman Shaik Abdullah Sohail, GHCC General Secretary Syed Nizamuddin and other senior leaders, led a massive padayatra in Shalibanda, Gowlipura and Jangammet divisions. He conducted door-to-door campaigning in Laldarwaza, Rooplal Bazar, Syed Ali Chabutra, Shakkerganj and other areas under these divisions.
He interacted with the local residents and enquired about their problems.Addressing street corner meetings, Shabbir Ali sought to expose the failures of MIM and TRS. He said it was ridiculous on the part of MIM to blame other parties for the backwardness in Old City. “MIM leaders always complain that the government was responsible for not developing Old City. Are MPs, MLAs, MLCs and Corporators not part of government? MIM had absolute control over GHMC Standing Committee, the highest decision making body. But they deliberately neglected Old City so that they could continue to rule by exploiting people’s sentiments,” he said.Later, Shabbir Ali, along with other Congress leaders, halted at a popular Irani cafe at Shalibanda. He interacted with the local residents over a cup of ‘Irani Chai’.Speaking to media persons later, Shabbir Ali said that hundreds of BJP workers have joined the Congress today by closing down two oldest BJP offices near Lal Darwaza.