New Delhi: Congress leader Meem Afzal on Saturday the entry of Asaduddin Owaisi-led AIMIM in the electoral battle field in Bihar would not make much difference as the people would not support a party which adopts a policy of divide and rule.
“All the parties made in the name of Muslims after 1947 have failed every time. I think that Muslims of India will not support a party which adopts a policy of divide and rule,” he told ANI.
Afzal further said that the people of Bihar have made up their minds and Owaisi will have to face the same results as that in the Karnataka municipal corporation elections.
Owaisi today announced that his party would contest the upcoming Bihar Assembly polls and focus on the overall development of the Seemanchal region.
“We will fight the Bihar Assembly elections from the Seemanchal region. We will demand for the overall development of Seemanchal, which is not only backward but also injustice prevails in the region. Our main demand and focus will be that on the lines of Article 371, regional development council must be formed for the overall development of the region,” he said.
Owaisi also clarified that there will be no pre-poll alliance.
“There will be no pre-poll alliance. The BJP has always got an advantage whenever we have not fought elections,” he said.
The term of the 243-member Bihar Assembly comes to an end on November 29. The polls will be held on October 12, 16, 28, November 1 and 5. Counting of votes will take place on November 8. (ANI)