Hyderabad: Old City and MIM became synonymous for many decades. MIM turned the old city into its bastion and despite the best efforts of the Congress, BJP and TDP to break into the stranglehold, they got negative results. TRS too tried twice and after negative results decided to stay calm.
But inside talk is a TRS leader is trying to demolish the MIM bastion this time and already started campaigning.
KCR who announced 105 candidates however did not announce for the 7 constituencies. All those belong to MIM. KCR is of the opinion that whoever contests and strives hard, MIM will win them easily.
However some TRS leaders are not losing hope. They are seeking KCR for one opportunity. KCR too agreed and selected TRS leader Anand Kumar to contest from Nampally. He even went to his rivals in the party and requested their support in the upcoming elections. His rivals too got pleased and decided to forget differences and work for his victory.
Jaffar Hussain won from MIM in the last elections. He is contesting the next elections once again and already rumours are spreading that people are discontent with him. Congress is planning to field Feroz Khan even as Battula Manohar Babu too is aspiring the ticket.
TRS record is not good in Nampally. In 2009, Metta Suryaprakash got just 3k votes while in 2014, Hanumanth Rao got 6k votes. Both lost deposits in the hands of MIM candidate. Anand Kumar Gouwd is now campaigning extensively highlighting the schemes of Shadi Mubarak and others. Will Green turn Pink in Nampally?