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Tension in old city after MBT, AIMIM activists clash over fixing of banners

Hyderabad: Tension prevailed in the Chanchalguda area of the old city on Sunday after activists of Majlis Bachao Tehreek (MBT) and AIMIM clashed over the fixing of flexes and banners.

Police forces from south zone were pressed into service after a group of MBT activists under the leadership of its President Majeedullah Khan Farhat and others strongly objected to the erection of arch banners and flexes in the area on the occasion of the inauguration of developmental work in Malakpet constituency.

Tension erupted in the area after scores of MBT activists gathered in Chanchalguda and tried to remove the banners which were allegedly fixed flouting the norms of GHMC, during which AIMIM activists allegedly assaulted them.

Additional police forces were deployed in the area after the MBT activists tried to lay siege to the convoy of AIMIM floor leader Akbaruddin Owaisi. “By taking out rallies in old city, MIM leaders have been flouting the latest Government order for the control of Covid variant Omicron, there has been rampant erecting of banners and flexes in the area and the police have become their agent” said MBT spokesperson Amjedullah Khan Khalid.

Reacting to the dubious fame of the AIMIM, BJP and MBT, the President of Progressive Democratic Council (PDC).GHMC Area Committee K. Shiva Kumar Goud asked the waring communal parties to mend their ways and advised not to fool the innocent people of old city on their hollow performance. Goud questioned the development of old city ever since the inception of the AIMIM, BJP and the very emergence of MBT to save MIM.

Goud demanded a white paper by MIM, BJP and MBT on the economic progress of the walled city of Hyderabad from last 70 years. It is shame on their presidents parts that the people of old city of Hyderabad are deprived from MMTS through the old city till date.

Goud said old will continue to face development on par with the new city as long as there are Hindu (BJP) – Muslim (MIM-MBT) dividing religious politics over the old city development agenda.

Goud who is also the President of OBC Federation affiliated to Progressive Democratic Council GHMC area, asked the people of old city to through BJP and MIM into Moosi and bring new and committed blood to fulfil their aspirations on par with progressive agenda of the old city.