AFTER creating spectacular gains within the recent assembly election in Bihar, Asaduddin Owaisi’s All Republic of India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen (AIMIM) is train up to field candidates within the province election, scheduled to be command next year. With Owaisi expected to field Muslim candidates and lift problems like the CAA and Nuclear Regulatory Commission, as he did in Bihar, BJP leaders assess that the move would be to their advantage in consolidating Hindu votes within the state.
Although they reject the allegation that AIMIM is its “B-team”, the party leaders feel the presence of “hardcore Muslim faces” within the electoral fray would facilitate the party to rally Hindu votes behind it. “AIMIM willdidates can do what the Congress, Left or TMC candidates might not be ready to. The party, its ideology and also the problems it raises will definitely keep the Hindu votes, together with the supposed moderate ones, with us,” aforementioned a BJP leader United Nations agency is involved the party’s electioneering in province.
According to the BJP leaders, out of the full 294 seats, there ar around 75-80 constituencies, unfold mostly in north and south Bengal, wherever Muslim voters may swing the results. The BJP, that recently emerged because the main rival of the ruling TMC when creating important inroads within the 2019 parliamentary polls, has already launched AN intense campaign within the state.
Muslims represent twenty seven per cent of Bengal’s population. Districts like Malda, North Dinajpur and Murshidabad have over fifty per cent Muslim population whereas quarter of the population in Birbhum, North and South twenty four Parganas, Howrah and Nadia districts ar from the community.
In the recent Bihar election, the AIMIM fielded twenty candidates, of that fourteen were in Muslim-dominated Seemanchal region, bordering Bengal. The party won 5 seats.
Owaisi recently alleged that the Muslim community has been alienated in province and aforementioned the social and condition of Muslims within the state “is worse than that of those” in several elements of the country.
According to sources, Owaisi is reaching to field young Muslim faces within the Bengal election United Nations agency “will not dilute the problems the minority community desires them to raise”. In Bihar, the party candidates had raised problems like CAA and Nuclear Regulatory Commission whereas different opposition parties like the RJD and Congress avoided it, despite having enjoyed the community’s support for a protracted time.
In Bengal, the BJP’s emergence and its campaign against “vote-bank politics or social control politics” — with respect to the state government’s welfare measures for the minorities — have forced Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and also the TMC to tone down their pro-minority remarks.
“Now that the TMC and even the Congress adopting a soft Hindutva approach, the Muslim voters, particularly the youth, may declare their allegiance to Owaisi United Nations agency speaks for them… this can definitely alert the Hindus,” aforementioned a BJP leader.