MIM, Congress cozy up for MLC seat

Published: 22nd March 2013 08:12 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd March 2013 08:12 AM   |  A+A-

True to the adage that there are no permanent friends or foes in politics, the MIM and the Congress have started courting each other with an eye on the ensuing elections to the lone MLC seat under the Hyderabad local authorities quota.

MIM floor leader in the Assembly and second-in-command of the party, Akbaruddin Owaisi, met minister for marketing M Mukhesh Goud in the lobbies of the Assembly here on Thursday and sought the ruling party’s support to the MIM candidate. They held confabulations for more than half an hour.

After some time, minister for minorities welfare Mohammed Ahmadullah met Akbaruddin and sought MIM’s support for the Congress nominee for the same poll. These developments have taken place a week after the MIM had abstained from voting during the no-trust motion against Kiran Kumar Reddy’s government, apparently to ensure the survival of the government.

What raised the eyebrows in political circles is that the MIM leadership, which had fired a broadside against the state government and severed ties with the Congress, is now craving for its friendship.

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