The Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) seems to be trying to strengthen relations with Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) with an eye at the Assembly seats for the other parts of the Hyderabad. MIM shares a cordial relation with the TRS Party in Andhra Pradesh. It is said that the leaders of both the parties held preliminary discussions over the matter. TRS is expected to support MIM to win the seats in Jubilee Hills, Rajendranagar, Goshamahal and Amberpet constituencies, where the MIM also hold a strong control.
The MIM’s plank to claim Jubilee Hills and Rajendranagar was that it stood in second and third places respectively in the 2014 elections, but the sitting MLAs from both seats were now in the TRS though they were elected on TDP ticket. In fact, the MIM candidate from Jubilee Hills in 2014, Naveen Yadav, lost the election by only 9,000 votes while the party was a close third at Rajendranagar. The two other constituencies — Goshamahal and Amberpet — were won by the BJP last time.
Sources said the MIM staked claim for Goshamahal and Amberpet as it won two divisions in the GHMC elections while the BJP MLA in the latter G. Kishan Reddy, a three-time winner, was trying to shift to Secunderabad Parliamentary constituency.
Playing smart in Goshamahal assembly, MIM did not send any candidate to stand from there as Congress had a good control in that area whereas, in Ambrpet, they managed to win and stand third. The MIM is not n old party and had landed into Andhra politics many decades ago starting with three seats they have now reached to five.