MIM to appoint Dalit mayor if it wins Aurangabad civic polls

By TwoCircles.net Staff Reporter,

Aurangabad: All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) has decided to appoint a Dalit face as Aurangabad city mayor if it manages to win this month’s civic elections.

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Asaduddin Owaisi, party’s president was in city on Friday for campaigning when he announced that if his party gets majority in the upcoming civic body elections, the mayor and standing committee chairman will be from the Dalit community.

MIM is contesting April 22 civic polls from more than 60 wards out of 113 total wards in the city.

Asaduddin Owaisi campaigning in Aurangabad
Asaduddin Owaisi campaigning in Aurangabad

During the address on Friday, Owaisi appealed to the Dalits and minorities to refrain from acting as bonded labours of so called secular parties, who terrorizes them saying that if they are not voted, the saffron parties would come to power.

Owaisi came down heavily on the BJP, Shiv Sena, Congress and NCP for poor infrastructure in the city as well for a series of privatizations, including the controversial parallel water pipeline project.

Owaisi also threatened Congress-NCP combine to not make false allegations against him and his party by terming the MIM to be the ‘B’ team of the BJP and Sena.

“We did a favour by not contesting the Lok Sabha elections. However, if they do not refrain from making false allegations against us, we will contest the next general elections,” he threatened.

He cited reports of the survey conducted by his team and said, “There are 62 wards in the city without proper drainage system, 73 wards lack adequate drinking water facility and 64 wards do not have proper sanitation. The number of people visiting orthopaedic doctors has increased manifold in the city and those ruling the city are responsible for it.”

Of the 113 wards that are scheduled to go to the body polls, 22 are reserved for SC community.


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