BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj took a dig at AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi, predicting his participation within the Bengal elections will lend a hand the BJP win the state. Asked concerning the Hyderabad MP’s presence in Uttar Pradesh, Sakshi Maharaj, who represents Unnao within the Lok Sabha, mentioned, “It is God’s grace. May God give him energy. He helped us in Bihar and can lend a hand in Uttar Pradesh and later in West Bengal too.”
Following the BJP MP’s feedback, many on social media revived allegations calling Mr Owaisi the B workforce of the BJP, an accusation the AIMIM leader has confronted prior to now too – that his electoral luck in puts like Bihar is helping the BJP.
Mr Owaisi had contested final yr’s elections in Bihar, which used to be mentioned to have reduce into the Muslim votes that pass to the opposition, resulting in the NDA’s victory. His birthday party gained 5 seats within the Muslim-dominated Seemanchal area – a big determine for the reason that the NDA gained simply 15 extra seats than the Grand Alliance.
After the elections, the Congress and Lalu Yadav’s Rashtriya Janata Dal had dubbed him the “B Team of the BJP”.
In December, Mr Owaisi had introduced his birthday party’s purpose to contest the following state elections in Uttar Pradesh as a part of a entrance led by means of former BJP best friend Om Prakash Rajbhar. “We at the moment are a part of Mr Rajbhar’s morcha,” he had mentioned after assembly the Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Party (SBSP) leader.
On Tuesday, Mr Owaisi, accompanied by means of Mr Rajbhar, used to be on a day-long consult with to jap Uttar Pradesh, focusing totally on Muslim-dominated on Azamgarh. Elections within the state are due subsequent yr.
Before that, he’s throwing his hat within the ring in Bengal, which has raised fear within the state’s ruling Trinamool Congress.
Bengal has 27 in step with cent Muslim inhabitants this is is a part of the give a boost to base of Trinamool, which is going through problem from the BJP within the state elections due in 4 months.
The AIMIM leader has mentioned he’s but to come to a decision whether or not he would contest solo within the state or shape an alliance with any other political birthday party.
Earlier this month, all through his first consult with to Bengal, Mr Owaisi met Abbas Siddiqui, an influential Muslim cleric to speak about chance of an alliance and accused the Trinamool Congress of failing to prevent the BJP”s surge within the state.
The “B Team of the BJP” tag has adopted Mr Owaisi to Bengal. “The AIMIM is not anything however a proxy of the BJP. He is making an attempt to forge ties with Abbas Siddiqui, however that may not yield any end result. Muslims in Bengal stand firmly with Mamata Banerjee,” senior Trinamool chief and birthday party MP Sougata Roy has mentioned.