By Syed Kamran Ali In the coming days, Asaduddin Owaisi would have to further work on an image makeover to plant AIMIM firmly in the national imagination.
By Syed Kamran Ali
Despite being a more than 50-year-old party, All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) has very little to showcase in concrete statistical terms of the number of MPs and MLAs it has managed to elect, compared to other regional parties. The party had failed to extend its influence outside its home turf of Hyderabad and was also unable to increase the number of MPs in the lower house of the parliament.
However, since Asaduddin Owaisi took over the reins of the party, it has shown considerable progress. In last year’s Maharashtra assembly election, AIMIM managed to win two seats in the state assembly and has won half the seats in the Aurangabad Municipal Election. After this success outside Hyderabad, Owaisi is now eyeing forthcoming assembly elections in West Bengal, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. While he has expressed his desire to contest the upcoming Bihar assembly elections, it is…
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