HYDERABAD: Hyderabad district has three NA and six Provincial Assembly seats being contested by more than one dozen candidates on each consituency representing major political parties of country among Sindhi nationalists too.
In 2013 PPP had got one NA and 2 PS seats, Anmir Ali Shah Jamote was elected member of National Assembly while Sharjeel Inam Memon and Jam Khan Shoro were elected to Sindh assembly and Syed Waseem Hussain of MQM was elected MNA, while 3 PS seats were also grabbed by MQM Dilawar Qureshi, Rashid Khilji and Sabir Qaimkhani.
This time MQM has been divided in more than 3 groups as such there were chances of more seats for PPP. On the other hand Sindhi nationalist parties have failed to field joint candidates that may give benefit to PPP.
Qasimabad and Hyderabad Rural tehsils of Hyderabad district have one NA and 2 PS seats.PPP has fielded strong candidate. Tariq Shah Jamote, who is son of 3 times MNA Amir Ali Shah Jamote,is PPP candidate on NA 225 while Jam Khan Shoro (ex minister) is candidate for PS 62 and Sharjeel Inam Memon (now in jail) on PS 63.
PirPagara led 10 parties Grand Democratic Alliance has fielded candidates on every seat in Sindh against PPP. But other parties like Grand Democratic Alliance of Pir Pagara, Sindh United Party of former deputy speaker Sindh Assembly Jalal Mahmood Shah, Sindh Tarqi Pasand Party of Dr.Qadir Magsi, Sindh National Tehrik of Ashraf Noonari, MQM all groups and host of independent candidates are contesting every seat.
Ina situation PPP appears to having upper hand on at least 2 Sindh assemnbly seats Ps.62 and PS 63. Young Tariq Shah Jamote may be considered not being heavy weight as also for one more reason that Makhdooms of Hala are considered traditional rivals of Jamote family.
Until Ayaz Latif Palijo, Dr. Qadir Magsi, Mir Allahdad Talpur of Sindh National Tehrik, Roshan Sunder Chandio advocate do not come to compromise on one candidate Jam Khan Shoro was sure to be elected once again.
During his last tenure as Sindh minister of local government he has many development works throughout Hyderabad district to his credit. People in Hyderabad rural tehsil including Tando Jam have been feeling sympathy for Sharjeel Inam Memon because of his being in jail.