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Hyderabad, Aug 7: Winning next elections is not going to be an easy task for All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen.

In 2009 elections, the MIM was able to increase its strength in the State Legislative Assembly from five to seven seats. However, retaining the same strength or increasing it further in 2014 elections would be a major challenge for the party. Political analyst say that although the party’s popularity is now at its peak, a few MIM opponents have done tremendous ground work in some Assembly constituency which would make MIM’s job to convince voters a difficult task.

MIM’s candidates Akbaruddin Owaisi (Chandrayangutta), Syed Ahmed Pasha Quadri (Charminar), Ahmed Balala (Malakpet), Mumtaz Ahmed Khan (Yakutpura), Mohammad Maozam Khan (Bahadurpura), Muqtada Afsar Khan (Karwan) and Virasat Rasool Khan (Nampally) won the last elections with a comfortable majority. However, in 2014 elections the party is likely to face tough contest in at least four constituencies.

Ali Bin Ibrahim Masqati of Telugu Desam Party has emerged as a strong contender from Charminar constituency. Although he lost the elections to Pasha Quadri in 2009, he continued his activities in the constituency and is believed to have made a strong cadre-base. Although the TDP lack mass appeal in the Old City, Ali Masqati has his own set of followers who could counter MIM with vigour.

Similar is the situation in Nampally constituency where Feroz Khan of Congress has made a strong cadre-base at booth level. As a Praja Rajyam candidate, Feroz Khan lost to Virasat Rasool Khan by a majority of nearly 6,000 votes. Since the margin was not so huge in last elections, this time Feroz Khan aspires to win the elections with the Congress vote bank falling into his kitty.

The Chanchalguda constituency has two major aspirants – Muzaffarullah Khan of TDP and Amjadullah Khan Khaled of Majlis Bachao Tehreek who are likely to give a tough fight to the MIM. While Muzaffarullah Khan lost to Ahmed Balala in 2009, Amjadullah Khan Khaled won twice as corporator from Chanchalguda (now Azampura) division despite MIM’s wave. Since Azampura division falls in Malakpet constituency, Amjadullah Khan might have a stronger presence in the constituency.

Yakutpura constituency too is likely to witness a tough contest in next elections. With a strong base of followers, Majeedullah Khan Farhat of MBT is reportedly preparing to contest from Yakutpura to accomplish what he could not in the last three elections. The constituency is presently represented by Mumtaz Ahmed Khan, who has a good track record of serving the people since 1994.

The remaining three constituencies – Chandrayangutta, Bahadurpura and Karwan, as of now, have no strong contenders against the MIM. However, it would primarily depend on whether the MIM retains the same candidates for these seats or replaces them with new faces.

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Distribution of Haj 2013 application forms begins Wed, 06 Feb 2013 11:37:58 +0000

Hyderabad, February 6 : Minorities Welfare Minister Mohammed Ahmadullah on Wednesday launched the distribution of Haj Application Forms for the Haj 2013 at Haj House, Nampally.

Speaking on the occasion, Ahmadullah said that the State Government and the Andhra Pradesh State Haj Committee would provide all the facilities to the Haj pilgrims of the State. He said that this year the Haj Committee of India has made it mandatory for all the Muslims to perform Haj only once in a life time and as per that decision, the forms would be accepted from those persons who did not perform Haj earlier. The persons of 70 years and above besides the applicants who have been filing Haj applications for three years would be automatically selected for Haj 2013, he said.

Later, speaking to the media persons, the minister said that the new Haj House would be constructed soon near Shamsabad Airport for the smooth departure of Haji pilgrims. The Minister said that all the applicants should have a valid passport issued on or before 20th March 2013 which should be valid at least till 20-03-2013. The applicants under reserved categories should submit their original passports along with the application forms. This year the Ministry of External Affairs, government of India has directed to restrict the number of pilgrimages to a Haj applicant through Haj Committee of India to once in a life time as against the existing once in a five years.

This is a major change, he said, therefore all the applicants should submit an affidavit stating that they have not performed Haj earlier through the Haj Committee of India. Only two categories i.e. Green and Azeezia will be available to the pilgrims, the Minister said.

Haj Committee Chairman Syed Khaleeluddin Ahmed presided over the meeting and said that the Haj Application Forms will be available free of cost between 10 AM and 3 PM on all working days and could be submitted on or before 20th March. He said that necessary arrangements have been made for distribution of Haj Forms in all the districts through various District Haj Societies. The filled in applications along with all necessary documents such as copies of passports, address proof, an affidavit, SBI bank pay in slip of Rs 300 per pilgrim, and two photographs besides a cancelled blank cheque to ascertain IFS Code and MICR Code of the bank where the applicant has his account, should be submitted in the office of the AP State Haj Committee.

Haj Committee members Syed Raza Hussain Azad, Mahmood Hussain Engineer, Shaik Shareef, Mohammed Baig and Malika Begum and AEO Irfan Shareef were present on this occasion. INN

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