Former Inspector General of Police Shaik Mohammad Iqbal who had contested as YCP's candidate for Hindupur Assembly and lost in the hands of Balakrishna, got a gift from YS Jagan. Jagan has announced him of an MLC as promised to him earlier.
On Monday night, government has given an Iftar party to minorities in Guntur. CM Jagan Mohan Reddy had attended in person. During this Iftar party, Jagan announced an MLC to Iqbal. After retiring as IG, Iqbal has joined YSRCP. He was appointed as YCP convenor for Vijayawada Lok Sabha seat.
As Iqbal hails from Kurnool, he had expected an MLA ticket from Kurnool. But owing to then conditions in Hindupur YCP, Jagan wanted Iqbal to contest from Hindupur. Apparently, Jagan had promised him with an MLC even if he lose against Balayya. As Iqbal had lost in the hands of Balayya, Jagan agreed to keep his promise and made the announcement at last night's Iftar party.