Lucknow: BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj took a dig at AIMIM (All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul ) chief Asaduddin Owaisi at present, predicting his participation in UP and Bengal elections will assist the BJP win the states. Requested in regards to the Hyderabad MP’s presence in Uttar Pradesh, Sakshi Maharaj, who represents Unnao within the Lok Sabha, stated, “It’s God’s grace. Might God give him energy. He helped us in Bihar and can assist in Uttar Pradesh and later in West Bengal too”.
Mr Owaisi had contested final yr’s elections in Bihar, which was stated to have reduce into the Muslim votes that go to the opposition, resulting in the NDA’s victory. His social gathering gained 5 seats within the Muslim-dominated Seemanchal area — a big determine provided that the NDA gained simply 15 extra seats than the Grand Alliance.
After the elections, the Congress and Lalu Yadav’s Rashtriya Janata Dal had dubbed him the “B Group of the BJP”.
In December, Mr Owaisi had introduced his social gathering’s intention to contest the following state elections in Uttar Pradesh as a part of a entrance led by former BJP ally Om Prakash Rajbhar. “We at the moment are a part of Mr Rajbhar’s morcha,” he had stated after assembly the Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Occasion (SBSP) chief.
At this time, Mr Owaisi, accompanied by Mr Rajbhar, was on a day-long go to to jap Uttar Pradesh, focusing totally on Muslim-dominated on Azamgarh. Elections within the state are due subsequent yr.
Earlier than that, he’s throwing his hat within the ring in Bengal, which has raised concern within the state’s ruling Trinamool Congress.
Bengal has 27 per cent Muslim inhabitants that’s is a part of the help base of Trinamool, which is dealing with problem from the BJP within the state elections due in 4 months.
The AIMIM chief has stated he’s but to determine whether or not he would contest solo within the state or type an alliance with one other political social gathering.
Earlier this month, throughout his first go to to Bengal, Mr Owaisi met Abbas Siddiqui, an influential Muslim cleric to debate chance of an alliance and accused the Trinamool Congress of failing to cease the BJP’s surge within the state.
The “B Group of the BJP” tag has adopted Mr Owaisi to Bengal. “The AIMIM is nothing however a proxy of the BJP. He’s attempting to forge ties with Abbas Siddiqui, however that will not yield any end result. Muslims in Bengal stand firmly with Mamata Banerjee,” senior Trinamool chief and social gathering MP Sougata Roy has stated.