Hyderabad: Cricketer-turned-politician Azharuddin likely to contest against Owaisi

Hyderabad: As the Lok Sabha elections are coming near, the Congress party in Telangana is busy finalizing its candidates. A shortlist of candidates will soon be submitted by Telangana Congress Committee (TPCC) to the All India Congress Committee screening committee.

As reported by News18, Congress working president Azharuddin is among the shortlisted candidates who might be locking horns with AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi for the Hyderabad Lok Sabha seat.

56-year-old, cricketer-turned-politician Azharuddin, first won in the Lok Sabha elections from Uttar Pradesh’ Moradabad in 2009. However, he lost in 2014 from Rajasthan’s Tonk-Sawai Madhopur.

He was appointed as the Congress working president in November last year.