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AIMIM releases first list of candidates for Telangana elections, Owaisi’s brother to contest from Chandrayangutta

The AIMIM had seven MLAs in the Telangana legislative assembly, which was dissolved last week.

india Updated: Sep 11, 2018 11:44 IST
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AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi at the Parliament House in New Delhi.(Mohd Zakir/HT File Photo)

The Asaduddin Owaisi-led All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen (AIMIM) Tuesday announced its first list of seven candidates for the coming legislative assembly elections in Telangana.

Owaisi’s younger brother Akbaruddin Owaisi would contest from Chandrayangutta assembly segment in Hyderabad, according to an AIMIM release.

The other candidates announced are: Syed Ahmed Pasha Quadri (Yakutpura), Mumtaz Ahmed Khan (Charminar), Mohd Moazam Khan (Bahadurpura), Ahmed Bin Abdullah Balala (Malakpet), Jaffer Hussain Meraj (Nampally) and Kausar Moinuddin (Karwan).

The AIMIM had seven MLAs in the state legislative assembly dissolved last week.

Legislative assembly polls were originally scheduled to be held simultaneously with the Lok Sabha elections next year.

However, the assembly was dissolved as per the recommendation made by the TRS government, necessitating elections ahead of schedule.

First Published: Sep 11, 2018 11:42 IST