Mumbai: AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Tuesday said the party aims to defeat the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections next year.
Owaisi said he was ready to discuss political alliances, but added that he would not reach out to parties like BSP and SP and would have to talk first.
“We will fight and win the elections. Muslims of Uttar Pradesh will win. How long will we allow them to win? We have enough…we will vote for ourselves and win,” Owaisi told the media here.
“Our aim is to defeat the Bharatiya Janata Party in Uttar Pradesh,” he said.
Owaisi, who also addressed the press conference in Ayodhya, said that AIMIM will contest the elections in Uttar Pradesh with full force.
“The AIMIM has strengthened its organization in the last five years. If there is one community that does not have a political leadership or a voice, it is Muslims,” he said.
“The Babri Masjid demolition happened in Ayodhya, the whole world saw it. Today secular parties are afraid to mention it,” he said.
He said that in 110 assembly constituencies of the state, the population of the main minority community is 30-39 per cent, in 44 seats 40-49 per cent and in 11 seats 50-65 per cent.
Owaisi is on a three-day visit to the state which is scheduled to face assembly elections early next year. He has been in talks with smaller political outfits. AIMIM did not win any seat in the last assembly polls in the state.