As media watches, Azharuddin steps into politics

February 19th, 2009 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Former India cricket captain Mohammed Azharuddin stepped into politics Thursday when he joined the Congress in the presence of hundreds of media personnel.
“I am here to help the Congress and I have to do good work for the people and for the party,” Azharuddin told journalists at the party headquarters here.

Congress general secretary M. Veerappa Moily and other party leaders were also present when the announcement was made.

Azharuddin drove up to the Akbar Road headquarters of the party in a white Mercedes and was instantly mobbed by camera crews and reporters jostling with one another to catch on to every word he spoke.

“I am happy to join the Congress but I cannot decide from where I will contest the elections as now I am not the captain,” Azharuddin said while announcing his decision to join the Congress.

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