AIMIM to contest 100 seats in UP polls, Owaisi says party base strong
Asaduddin Owaisi’s All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen (AIMIM) would contest in Uttar Pradesh elections on 100 seats out of the 403 assembly seats. The state is going to polls next year.
Party chief Asaduddin Owaisi announced this in Lucknow and said his party it is in talks with other parties to form an alliance.
"Our party has decided to contest elections on 100 seats. We are in talks with one or two more parties and time will tell, if we form an alliance or not. We are surely in a position to win the elections," he said.
Owaisi further said that AIMIM has been making inroads in Uttar Pradesh.
“Today, we are in this position that we will win the election and get lots of votes too, InshaAllah," he added.
Meanwhile, the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) on Friday hinted at forming an alliance with Samajwadi Party in the state.
Sources said both parties will finalise the decision soon. Earlier, in the 2017 Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, the Bharatiya Janata Party swept the elections, bagging 312 seats out of the 403-seat Uttar Pradesh Assembly. Samajwadi Party (SP) captured 47 seats.
Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) won 19 and Congress could manage to win only seven seats while the rest of the seats were captured by other candidates.