New Delhi:Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has pitted newcomer Shehzadi as its candidate from the Chandrayangutta constituency against All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) president Asaduddin Owaisi’s younger brother Akbaruddin Owaisi, in the upcoming Telangana Assembly elections.A novice in electoral politics, Ms Shahezadi, who was a leader of ABVP, the student wing of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, hails from Adilabad in Telangana.Ms Shahezadi, who completed post-graduation in political science from Osmania University in Hyderabad, alleged there has been no improvement in the condition of common people in Chandrayangutta and other parts of old city of Hyderabad though All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen (AIMIM) has been elected for the past two decades.She said she can work for 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.She said that Muslims have moved beyond religion and will vote for jobs and development. “AIMIM has failed to provide any of these in last few decades. I stand a good chance of winning,’’ Syed said after the BJP named her to contest from Chandrayangutta.A postgraduate in Political Science from Osmania University (OU), Syed is from Adilabad district and moved to Hyderabad in 2014 after she joined OU.“I have been active in student politics after the movement for a separate state started in 2009. I have been part of ABVP. I think it is the most progressive and democratic student organisation and their idea of nationalism appealed to me. I have held several posts in the ABVP,’’ said Syed.Before she joined the BJP on October 7, Syed was made a member of the ABVP National Executive Committee.