UP Assembly Election 2022 / AIMIM Chief Asaduddin Owaisi is hitting two targets with one arrow in Uttar Pradesh

Zoom News : Jul 10, 2021, 08:17 AM
UP Assembly Election 2022: The political mercury has already started rising for the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections. After the Zilla Panchayat elections, the All India Majlis Ittehadul Muslimeen is being discussed the most, because AIMIM has announced to contest 100 seats. There is about 18 per cent Muslim voters in UP. It affects more than 140 assembly seats. AIMIM President Asaduddin Owaisi will contest from 100 of these seats. But the question is why AIMIM wants to contest elections in UP.

Political analysts believe that Owaisi is politically ambitious. Owaisi gets political advantage by being in the media headlines. This further strengthens their position in Telangana. The attention of other parties also makes their work easier. He believes that the aggressive stand of the BJP on Owaisi is surprising. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has accepted the challenge by describing Owaisi as a big and mass-based leader and has established him as a big leader. Obviously, BJP can benefit from this.

BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj has said that the presence of AIMIM has benefited the BJP in Bihar. It will also benefit in UP. This is the reason why SP, Congress and other parties are calling AIMIM the B team of BJP in the elections. Owaisi got his first success outside Telangana in Maharashtra. She managed to win one seat in the 2019 elections. The AIMIM now has two MPs in the Lok Sabha.

A party leader says that if we would have sat at home fearing allegations, we would have stayed till Hyderabad only. AIMIM says that such allegations were made against us in Bihar elections too, but we have to prove ourselves. In the 2015 elections, he had contested on 6 seats and had forfeited his bail on five. Contested 20 Muslim-majority seats in the year 2020 and won five. However, because of this, the RJD-Congress lost 20 seats.

In UP too, Owaisi has tried his luck in the 2017 elections. He contested on 38 seats and forfeited his bail on 37. About two and a half percent of the vote was received. Therefore, if the party is able to perform better in some seats in the elections, then the scars of defeat in West Bengal will also be washed away.