Leader of opposition in Telangana legislative council Mr. Mohammed Ali Shabbir held Majlis responsible for old city’s backwardness and defended his meeting with brother of Mohammed Pahelwan. He challenged open debate with State IT Minister, Mr. KTR on the issue of development of Hyderabad.
He was addressing a press conference here at Gandhi Bhawan. Present on the occasion was President Greater Hyderabad City Congress Minority Department Mr. Shaikh Abdullah Sohail.
Mr. Shabbir held Majlis solely responsible for the backwardness of Muslims. He said Majlis is representing not only Hyderabad Lok Sabha seat for quite a long time but most of the assembly constituencies as well. With the support of Congress, Majlis’ candidate became mayor and deputy mayor of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation. But they didn’t take any concrete measures for the development of old city.
On the question of his meeting with brother of Mohammed Pahelwan, M A Shabbir defended it saying the meeting was open there was nothing to hide in it. Ridiculing TRS claim of large scale development during 18 months period, he said Congress had undertaken developmental works of 1 lakh crore during 10 years between 2004-14 and he is ready to have a debate on the issue with KTR.