Congress would really get the majority in the GHMC Polls; its vice president Rahul Gandhi would campaign in the elections. Congress leader, Shabbir Ali has said that Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi was firm on development of Old City and he would soon visit here to ensure that the region get deserved attention from the authorities. He also assured that the Metro Rail will come to Old City at any cost. Shabbir Ali, along with other senior Congress leaders, undertook padayatra in Barkas, Chandrayangutta and Chanchalam wardson. Shabbir Ali said he would ensure completion of pending water reservoir in Barkas area.
If required, he said he would utilise his MLC funds for the same. He said that the Congress party would find a permanent solution for the drinking water problem being faced by the people of Old City. “Instead of resolving the water crisis, the MIM leaders encouraged water mafia wherein common residents were forced to buy drinking water for Rs. 10 per barrel. Common residents fail to get even one pot of water while the mafia manages to sell over 10,000 barrels daily thus extorting over Rs. 1 lakh from the poor residents. People should vote for the Congress candidates to end this mafia raj,” he said.