The Congress party workers on Wednesday foiled an attempt by some MIM goons to disrupt their rally in Mehdipatnam ward on Wednesday.
Led by Leader of Opposition in Legislative Council Mohammed Ali Shabbir, hundreds of Congress leaders and activists undertook a massive rally in Mehdipatnam ward. While the rally was passing through the lane opposite Gautam Model School between Murad Nagar and Mehdipatnam, some MIM activists allegedly infiltrated into the rally and started raising slogans. They tried to intimidate Congress workers and assault them. The Congress workers too shouted counter-slogans and drove the MIM workers. Shabbir Ali advised them to observe restrain.
Despite this interruption, the rally continued its march. The Congress leaders alleged that MIM candidate and ex-Mayor Mohammed Majid Hussain himself tried to lead a group of miscreants to disrupt the rally. Meanwhile, heavy police forces reached the spot and foiled a possible clash.
Addressing the rally, Shabbir Ali warned the MIM leaders from resorting to old ways of terrorising the opponents. “This is Congress party and we don’t get intimidated by such anti-social elements. The days of using goondas to win elections have gone as entire youth community is now supporting the Congress party. It is highly shameful that despite serving as Mayor for three years, Majid Hussain did not leave the old politics of threat and intimidation,” he said.
Shabbir Ali advised Majid Hussain to either clarify his stand on allegations of having three children or retire from GHMC elections. Waving a set of birth certificates, Shabbir Ali said there is a clear proof of Majid Hussain having three daughters and if not now, the Congress party would prove this in a court of law immediately after elections and he will be disqualified. By disowning his own daughter, Majid Hussain has tried to defame Islam and entire Muslim community. “By submitting a fake certificate, Majid Hussain has not only violated law, but also shown disrespect to the Shariah of Prophet Mohammed (PBUH). This is unpardonable. By resorting to this shameful act, he has proved that he is neither a good citizen nor a true Muslim,” he said.
Mehdipatnam ward Congress candidate Mohammed Khaliq (Irfan), senior leaders Jabir Patel, Ateeq Siddique, Vinod Kumar, Md Afzaluddin, GHCC Minorities Department Chairman Shaik Abdullah Sohail, Syed Nizamuddin and other senior leaders were also present.
Shabbir Ali also held road shows and padayatra in Red Hills and Ahmed Nagar wards on Wednesday. (INN)