HYDERABAD: Former MIM corporator Khaja Bilal Ahmed joined the Congress on Tuesday. He was accompanied by a few hundred workers who came in a procession.
The police had denied Mr Bilal permission to take out a rally from Rein Bazaar, Yakutpura, to Gandhi Bhavan, where he was to be inducted, and barricaded the roads.
Contingents of the Telangana Special Police Force, Task Force and the civil police were stationed to prevent any attempts to take out a rally.
Around noon, Mr Bilal rode in a two-wheeler through the narrow roads of Rein Bazaar. At Mir Alam Mandi, he was joined by his followers. The rally passed through Mir Alam Mandi, Nayapul and Osmangunj before reaching Gandhi Bhavan.
Deputy Commissioner of Police, (South) V. Satyanarayana, said the police did not give permission for the rally because “rival political parties might clash if any rally is taken out. Keeping in view the law and order situation we did not issue any permission.”