Owaisi’s AIMIM Will Try Luck In UP State Polls; No Coalition With BSP

by Shatakshi Gupta

The All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) has put an end to the alliance discussions with the BSP. AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi said in a social media post that his party will contest next year’s assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh along with Om Prakash Rajbhar’sSuheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party.

AIMIM joins Bhagidari Sankalp Morcha

He also told that 100 candidates of AIMIM will be fielded in the election, of whom, the list is beingprepared. Owaisi wrote in his post, “The party has started the process of shortlisting the candidates and we have also released the candidate application form. We are with Om Prakash Rajbhar Sahab’s ‘Bhagidari Sankalp Morcha’, we have not had any talk with any other party regarding elections or alliance.”

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The Bhagidari Sankalp Morcha is a political alliance of  8 small regional political parties formed for the 2022 Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly election. The coalition is led by the Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party.

Mayawati has cleared the air over coalition

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati had announced to contest the elections alone in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand on Sunday morning. However, the scope for the alliance will remain intact in Punjab. The BSP supremo also denied reports that there could be an alliance between BSP and Asaduddin Owaisi’s party AIMIM in UP.

In the assembly elections held in Bihar last year, BSP and Asaduddin Owaisi’s AIMIM contested together. Since then these discussions had started that in UP also AIMIM and BSP might come together.

 Mayawati wrote on social media that news is being circulated in the media since yesterday that Owaisi’s party AIMIM and BSP will fight the upcoming assembly elections in UP together. This news is absolutely false, misleading and factless. Besides, she also informed about making Satish Chandra Mishra the National Coordinator of BSP Media Cell.

BSP and SP fought together in 2019 polls

 During the 2019 Lok Sabha elections in Uttar Pradesh, BSP (Bahujan Samaj Party) and SP (Samajwadi Party) leaving behind their years old rivalry, but after the defeat in the elections, Mayawati blamed the weak organization of Samajwadi Party for this. This led to the fall of this alliance.