Telangana: Congress invites Azharuddin to contest 2019 state assembly election

Telangana: Congress invites Azharuddin to contest 2019 state assembly election

The Congress in Telangana has invited former cricketer, Mohammed Azharuddin, to contest the next state Assembly election, that will take place in 2019.

“We are inviting him (Azharuddin),” N Uttam Kumar Reddy, state Congress president, said as quoted by PTI.

Reddy said he invited Azharuddin after the latter expressed his readiness to play an active role in Telangana.

“If we work together again, our Congress government will come in Telangana,” Azharuddin said at a public event here on Thursday.

To this, Reddy then said, “I am inviting you, in Telangana, whichever MP or MLA…you want to contest. We will call you to contest.”

The state Congress would like Azharuddin to contest the polls in Telangana and also campaign for the party, he said.