Hyderabad: With the constitution of Telangana Waqf Board differences between TRS and its ally MIM have cropped up. Resented over the non-inclusion of members recommended by the MIM, the MIM members boycotted a breakfast meet hosted by deputy chief minister Mahmood Ali at his residence.
According to sources MIM members had decided to boycott even the election of the chairman but after persuasion of top leaders of the ruling party they gave in.
However none of the MIM members either proposed Mohammed Salem’s name nor seconded it for his election as chairman. Instead Mirza Anwar Baig proposed the name of Saleem for Chairman and Malik Motasim nominated member has seconded for it.
The MIM members alleged that the ruling party violated the agreement for the constitution of the committee.
According to sources there was an understanding between TRS and MIM that the latter would support the election of two of the TRS members including Saleem and Mirza Anwar under elected members category since the TRS does not have sufficient number of Muslim MLAs or MLCs to vote in the election. In return, the TRS has to nominate two members recommended by the MIM under the nomination category, the sources added.
According to the MIM members though they fulfilled their promise by electing Saleem and Mirza Baig, the TRS nominated only one member though two names were recommended.
During the election meeting the MIM members also objected to the nomination of Mr. Waheed Ahmed under category of Islamic scholar, questioning his eligibility for the category. But other members of the ruling party intervened and pacified the members.