Indore Asaduddin Owaisi’s party All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) may begin its election journey in BJP-ruled Madhya Pradesh from the next local body elections. These elections are likely to be held in early 2021 in many cities and towns of the state.
The acting chairman of the state unit of AIMIM, Drs. Naeem Ansari said on Wednesday that we will contest the next local civic election from Indore, Bhopal, Ujjain, Khandwa, Sagar, Burhanpur, Khargone, Ratlam, Javra, Jabalpur, Jabalpur, Balaghat, Mandsaur. And some other places. Exploring the possibilities of getting into the field.
Ansari said that under the guidance of Syed Minhajuddin, state in-charge of AIMIM and three-time councilor of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC), an internal survey of the party is being conducted in these areas.
He said that in the light of the survey report, the AIMIM chief would decide on the party’s next local body election in Owaisi province.
Significantly, in the recent GHMC elections, the BJP challenged Owaisi’s party in its stronghold. In such a situation, the contest between the two parties can also be seen in the local body elections of Madhya Pradesh after Telangana. However, the politics of Madhya Pradesh has traditionally been two-polar and the reins of power have been in the hands of BJP and Congress in previous years.
Asked how much electoral scope is there in the state for a new political force like AIMIM, Ansari said that due to the decline in casteist politics and especially in basic areas of education and health, most of the people of the state, both BJP and Congress governments Fed up they are looking for a third option
He said that AIMIM started its operations in Madhya Pradesh from the year 2015. We have not contested any elections in the state till now.
Ansari also informed that AIMIM is being expanded in the state before the upcoming local body elections. An AIMIM leader said that before these elections, there was an attempt to invite Owaisi to the programs to create an atmosphere in favor of the party in the state.