The Asaduddin Owaisi-led All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) is all set to expand its presence in Bihar.
“To help Bihar come out of the sad state of affairs, the party following instructions from Asaduddin Owaisi has decided to field candidates in constituencies going for by-polls and contest on all seats for 2020 assembly elections. The party believes that AIMIM can provide a new political equation, which the state needs,” Akhtarul Imaan, party’s Bihar unit president was quoted as saying in a Hindustan Times report.“
It is clear that even after 72 years of independence, minorities, Dalits and backwards of Bihar have not got legitimate rights. It is a matter of shame that Bihar is standing along with lower rank states in the field of education, health, employment and development,” Imaan further added.
The development comes two days after the party alleged Nitish Kumar to be unsuccessful in his promise to work for the betterment of minorities.
In the previous assembly elections, the party unsuccessfully contested on six seats – Kocha Daman, Amour, Kishanganj, Raniganj, Baisi and Balrampur.