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Gujarat polls: Owaisi's AIMIM eyes SC seats; read how its move will cut into Congress votes | India News

Gujarat polls: Owaisi’s AIMIM eyes SC seats; learn how its transfer will reduce into Congress votes | Information

Gandhinagar: The sooner notion was that the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) would contest solely in Muslim-dominated areas of Gujarat to focus on the Congress’s help. However with its transfer to subject Kaushika Parmar on Ahmedabad`s Danilimda (reserved for Scheduled Castes) seat, it signifies that the celebration additionally has its eye on the Congress’s Dalit constituency too. Nevertheless, AIMIM denied any such plans.

“The celebration is planning to contest 30 Meeting seats that features Muslims, Dalits, tribal and even general-dominated seats. When a celebration is within the election fray, it may well`t have designed that its candidate will dent X or Y celebration`s vote financial institution… individuals will vote for our celebration and candidates,” AIMIM spokesman Danish Kureshi instructed IANS.

There are 13 reserved seats for Scheduled Caste, and within the 2017 elections, the BJP had gained seven and the Congress 5, whereas one went to a Congress-supported Unbiased.

गुजरात चुनाव, मोरबी हादसा और दिगर मुख्तलिफ़ मुद्दों को लेकर AIMIM अध्यक्ष बैरिस्टर @asadowaisi ने की प्रेस कॉन्फ्रेंस।

— AIMIM (@aimim_national) November 3, 2022


The AIMIM`s fielding of Parmar from Danilimda is an instance of how the celebration is planning to chop into Dalit and Muslim votes within the seat from the place Congress` Sailesh Parmar was elected within the final two elections.

The celebration has declared candidates for Jamalpur-Khadia, Surat (East), Limbayat, and Bapunagar, and the caste equations recommend its entry into the competition on these seats straight advantages the BJP.

Congress`s Dasada MLA Naushad Solanki mentioned: “We’re ready for this, we have been conscious upfront that the AAP and the AIMIM will nominate candidates on seats, the place Congress is successful since lengthy and BJP can`t make inroads… earlier, they have been getting Unbiased candidates (to face in opposition to Congress), now these are being changed by the AAP and the AIMIM, however individuals have realised why these events are occupied with elections, so this technique to sabotage prospects is just not going to work this time.”

A month and half in the past, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi had addressed a public rally within the Mangrol taluka of Junagadh district, nevertheless it appears to have had slightly affect on voters. “It’s true that good numbers of Muslims has attended the rally, however even when AIMIM fields candidate on Kodinar seat of Gir-Somnath district, it can fail miserably to dent the Congress vote financial institution,” mentioned sitting Congress MLA Mohanlal Vala.

In accordance with political observers, the AIMIM can subject its candidate on Scheduled Caste reserved seats like Gadhada, Asarva, Vadgam, Kadi, Gandhidham, and Vadodara metropolis, the place the BJP feels there’s a powerful struggle. To divide Muslim votes, it can nominate candidates on Bhuj, Abdasa, Mandvi, Jamnagar rural, Mangrol, Junagadh, Dhoraji, Umreth Khambhaliya, Somnath, Surat-West, Bharuch, and Jambusar seats.

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