By A. Mirsab, TwoCircles.net,
Mumbai: Hyderabad based political party Majlis Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) has decided to fight Maharashtra assembly elections due in October, for which it would field candidates from Marathwada, Vidarbh, Mumbai, Malegaon and other parts of the state. Although the party has not declared exact number of seats from where it would be contesting but has made clear to contest from all regions in the state.
The party leader Akbaruddin Owaisi had announced last year during a massive public meeting that MIM would contest next assembly elections in Karnataka, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat and other states.
After this announcement MIM members were into the process of raising political awareness in Maharashtra amongst Muslims, Dalits and other marginalized section of the society. Presently party has established its offices in each 8 districts of Marathwada – the region where the party holds strongest presence in the state.
MIM President and Member of Parliament barrister Assaduddin Owaisi had announced in Hyderabad on 26th July, “We are dedicating ourselves completely to Maharashtra for the upcoming elections. The Muslims and Dalits there are disenchanted with the Congress-NCP combine and clearly there is space for a new party in Maharashtra politics.”
He has issued afresh instructions to the party heads in the state to prepare for assembly elections for which the regional heads of party have declared phone numbers calling intended candidates to contact party.
Mr. Javed Qureshi Aurangabad head of MIM informed media on Tuesday that his party is determined to field candidates from all regions in the state but that the party would declare final figure later in future. He said there is a prospect for his party in the Maharashtra elections and his party is in a process of talk with parties or organizations working for the cause of Dalits and other marginalized sections for alliances.