HYDERABAD: In a bid to reach out to more voters, AIMIM candidates are now conducting meetings with members of Agarwal, Bengali and Sikh communities in the Old City. AIMIM strongholds Ghansi Bazar, Shali Banda, Charminar, Puranapul and Jambagh have a sizeable population of people from these communities.
During their interaction with party leaders, the Agarwal Samaj stressed the need for better sanitation while the Sikh community demanded regular fogging in the Musi near the Ghansi Bazar. The Bengalis, who are predominantly employed in the jewellery business, wanted clean roads and better infrastructure in the residential and commercial stretches of Old City. All of them demanded a permanent solution to the traffic and parking woes. “Traffic has been a major problem for decades. Traffic de-congestion plan is our major demand,” said Sankeerth Agarwal from Ghansi Bazar ward.
AIMIM contestant from Ghansi Bazar, Mohammed Ghouse, acknowledged their demands and said it is the duty of corporator and GHMC to resolve them. “The Marwadi/Agarwal Samaj told me they frequently organise events and good sanitation is their only demand,” said Ghouse. The aspirant from Pathergatti, Sohail Quadri, said traders want solution to traffic issues.