Gujarat Poll 2022: Along with Muslims, Owaisi is also eyeing Dalit-dominated seats, these parties may suffer
Ahmedabad, State Bureau. Apart from BJP, Congress and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the Gujarat Vidhan Sabha Election 2022, Asaduddin Owaisi’s party All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) also got full strength. has been Earlier it was believed that it would be limited to Muslim-majority seats, but now it is also eyeing Dalit-majority seats. The party has fielded Kaushika Parmar for the Danilimda reserved seat in Ahmedabad.
Quadrangular competition in more than 3 dozen seats in Gujarat Election
This time in the assembly elections, the contest on more than three dozen seats can be quadrangular. With the arrival of AIMIM in Muslim-dominated seats, the equation between the Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party seems to be deteriorating. The BJP’s maths may also worsen by fielding candidates on Dalit-dominated seats. AIMIM spokesperson Danish Qureshi says that his party is preparing to contest on 30 seats dominated by Muslims, Dalits and Adivasis in Gujarat.
Last time in Gujarat elections, out of 13 reserved seats, 7 went to BJP’s account.
Danish Qureshi said that in the last Gujarat elections, out of 13 seats reserved for Scheduled Castes, BJP had won seven and Congress five. An independent won one seat. The coming of AIMIM in Jamalpur-Khadia, Surat East, Limbayat and Bapunagar seats of Ahmedabad can directly benefit the BJP.
People of Gujarat understand everything…!
Naushad Solanki, Congress MLA from Dasada seat of North Gujarat, says that we are already alert about AAP and AIMIM. In the seats where Congress is strong and BJP has not been able to win elections for many times, both these parties are going to field their candidates. The BJP earlier used to field independent candidates against the Congress. Now AAP and AIMIM are fielding their candidates. The people of Gujarat understand that these parties are only interested in contesting elections.
Courtesy : Jagran
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