Mumbai: Bharatiya Janata Party MP from Unnao Sakshi Maharaj has claimed that All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) leader Asaduddin Owaisi has helped the BJP in the 2020 Bihar assembly elections.
The Unnao MP said that AIMIM’s decision to contest Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal elections would help the BJP win in both states.
Sakshi Maharaj told reporters, “It is God’s grace. May God give him strength. He has helped us in Bihar and will help us (BJP) in Uttar Pradesh Panchayat and Assembly elections and also in West Bengal.”
During the Bihar assembly elections, the Congress accused AIMIM of colluding with the BJP and termed the Owaisi-led party as the BJP’s ‘B-Team’. Notably, AIMIM won five Muslim-majority seats in Bihar.
AIMIM is now fully prepared to contest the upcoming panchayat elections in Uttar Pradesh in alliance with Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party (SBSP). “Candidates belonging to AIMIM will be fielded in the panchayat elections as part of the Bhagidari Sankalp Morcha alliance,” said SBSP chief Om Prakash Rajbhar.
The SBSP was previously part of the BJP-led government in UP. However, Rajbhar was dismissed from the Council of Ministers by UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath during the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Currently, SBP has four MLAs in the 403-member UP Legislative Assembly.