Severe differences erupted in the Greater Hyderabad Congress after former MP and former Indian cricketer Mohammed Azharuddin's statement that he would like to contest for the Secunderabad Lok Sabha seat in 2019.
Noisy scenes were witnessed in the Greater Hyderabad Congress Committee meeting held on Monday over the issue, with Greater Hyderabad Congress Committee chief and former Secunderabad MP Anjan Kumar Yadav expressed his displeasure with the former Indian skipper and making it clear that he would contest from the Secunderabad constituency come what may.
He also dared Azharuddin to contest for the Hyderabad Lok Sabha seat if he had the guts.
Former Rajya Sabha MP V Hanumantha Rao left the meeting in a huff while Anjan Kumar Yadav addressing it. After a few moments, party activists raised slogans in favour of Yadav and opposing Azharuddin. TPCC chief N Uttam Kumar Reddy tried in vain to control the sloganeering activists. Former union minister Sarve Satyanarayana too tried to pacify the party activists saying that the Secunderabad seat belonged to Yadav and there was no need for the activists to worry in this regard.
Former minister Mukesh Goud and his son Vikram Goud were conspicuously absent at the meeting.
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