New Delhi: Asaduddin Owaisi led All India Majlis Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) might not have won a single seat in the MCD election 2017. Nonetheless this may not be a huge disappointment for the party that has been eyeing a spot outside Hyderabad and Telangana where it has its genesis. Till a couple of years ago, the party was completely concentrated in Hyderabad.
But over the last few years, the party has started expanding outside the state, though the lady luck hasn’t smiled as broadly as the party might have wished. It won two seats in the last assembly elections in Maharashtra and won two seats in the Mumbai Corporation elections held two months ago. It won several other seats in other local body elections in Maharashtra.
Though the party had campaigned consistently for around two years in BMC, and was expecting around a dozen seats, the 2 seats too opened its account in crucial BMC elections. But since then the party has been without luck. In Uttar Pradesh assembly election, the party couldn’t win a single seat despite campaigning aggressively.
While in Delhi’s MCD election, the party might have failed to win a single seat, but it showed that it can still get some votes without much of an effort. The party has won more than two thousand votes from at least four wards and got more than five thousand votes from one ward. With such a performance, the party might not feel that much disheartened, given the minor efforts its leadership had put in the just concluded election.
Abdul Hannan AIMIM 2,871
Winner: Romesh Chandra, BJP 12701 votes
Runner Up: Surender Prakash Sharma CONG 10,804
Fakhruddin AIMIM 5,565
Winner: Mohd. Tahir Hussain 13447 votes
runner up: Arun Singh Bhati BJP 12,821
Wahida Khanam AIMIM 855
Winner: Rekha Tyagi, AAP 11015 votes
Runner up: Mithlesh Panday BJP 10,702
Raj Kumari AIMIM 2,680
Winner: Vimlesh AAP 13530 votes
Runner up: Rani BJP 8,585
Abul Fazal Enclave
Arif Saifi, AIMIM, 2049 votes
winner: Wajid AAP 10374 votes
runner up: Pervez Congress 6127 votes
Shahe Alam AIMIM 293
Winner Shoaib Danish, Congress 10759 votes
Runner up: Mehmood Ahmad AAP 9,700