New Delhi: Lok Sabha MP from Hyderabad Asaduddin Owaisi’s All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul-Mulsimeen (AIMIM) has launched its UP campaign by announcing at least 11 candidates for the UP elections 2017. It has announced candidates even before mainstream political parties make their candidates’ list public.
It is yet another matter if the political party will be able to even open its account in the state. There are people who believe that Asaduddin Owaisi is doing someone else’s bidding and will eventually cause the division of Muslim votes.
Nonetheless there are others, who believe that Owaisi’s UP venture will prove a complete failure as Muslims will vote for winnable candidates and will not be influenced by his
List of MIM candidates announced thus far
Maulana Masiullahfrom Kairana
Mohd Idris Agra South,
Ahtasham Ali Firozabad City
Parvez Ahmed Koil, Aligarh
Junaid Ayubi Behat, Saharanpur
Talat Khan Saharanpur
Haji Shahabuddin Moradabad City
Haji Aslam Ansari Moradabad Dehat (rural)
Israr Hussain Kundarki, Saharanpur
Yaseen Ansari Bareilly City
Shamim Ahmed Turk Amroha city
In the meantime while speaking during a rally in Kairana Owais was at his fiery best. “Kisi maai ke lal me dum hai jo mujhe Uttar Pradesh me aane se rokey. UP kisi ke baap ka nahi hai (No one has the courage the stop me from coming to Uttar Pradesh. UP is not anyone’s property).
He further said “Shamli me loota jata hai…. Dadri me Musalmano ko mar diya…. Muzaffarnagar me maaon behno ki izzat looti gayi. Magar inhone kya kia?… Paanch lakh le lo…. pandrah lakh le lo…. Musalmano ke khoon ki keemat bas itni hai?… Hume khud ki keemat pehchanani hai… Aap sab ab apni party ko vote dijiye (People were robbed in Shamli… Muslims were killed in Dadri… Mothers and sisters were raped in Muzaffarnagar. But what did these people do?… They said take Rs 5 lakh, Rs 15 lakh… Is that the value of Muslims?… We will have to know our value… Please vote for your party this time).”