The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has pitched a Muslim woman candidate, Syed Shahezadi, from Chandrayangutta constituency in Hyderabad, against AIMIM leader Akbaruddin Owaisi in the run-up to the December 7 state Assembly election.
Shahezadi, speaking to reporters in Hyderabad, alleged there has been no improvement in the condition of the common people in Chandrayangutta and other parts of the old city of Hyderabad though the All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen (AIMIM) has holding power the past two decades.
Owaisi has been elected to the state Legislative Assembly in 1999, 2004, 2009 and 2014.
Shahezadi, who is only 25 years old, promised to work for the people’s welfare by implementing central government schemes.
“I am asking what did he (Owaisi) do for you (people)? What change has come in your lives? What about your children’s education and how many of them are employed? How many have become engineers and doctors,” she told PTI.
Syed Shahezadi, who hails from Adilabad in Telangana, thanked the BJP leadership for fielding her as the party’s candidate to take on Owaisi.
Shahezadi was Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) leader. She completed post-graduation in political science from the Osmania University in Hyderabad.