Shiv Sena’s Telangana wing President, Tirupati Narasimha Murari has submitted a plea to the Delhi High Court seeking to register Asaduddin Owaisi led All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Musalimeen (AIMIM) as a political party by the Election Commission. The Delhi High Court is to take the hearing today on September 05 over the plea.
Murari has filed a petition claiming that the AIMIM is seeking votes in the name of religion and is opposed to the concept of secularism as mandated under Section 29-A(5) of the Representation of People Act, 1951 (Act). It also demands to ignore Election Commission of India’s order of June 2014 that granted recognition to the AIMIM as a State level party in Telangana.
In the petition advocate, Hari Shankar Jain and Vishnu Shankar Jain write, “AIMIM was founded as a political party in the year 1958. On the same lines and thinking on which Muslim League was formed that forced the formation of Pakistan by way of the partition of mother India. Office bearers, leaders and workers of AIMIN abuse Hindu community and idol worship to attract members of the Muslim community and raise issues relating to the Muslim community and think only for the welfare of Muslims.”
According to the petition, it is feared that AIMIM may violate Section 123 of the Act as it has communal motives favouring Muslim community.