NANDED: A video is Muslims of Nanded allegedly burning effigy of AIMIM President and MP Asaduddin Owaisi is going viral.
The 1 minute 32-seconds video shows people gathered at a busy intersection of the city and burning effigy and raising slogans against the Hyderabad parliamentarian for dividing votes in UP.
The party is accused of playing spoilsport by splitting Muslim votes and help Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for the resounding victory in the electoral battle in the 2017 Uttar Pradesh Assembly Election.
AIMIM had fielded around three dozen candidates for the Uttar Pradesh and drew a blank in all 38 seats. The party failed to secure a single constituency in its electoral debut.
The saffron party didn’t field a single Muslim candidate, but the AIMIM turn out to be hugely beneficial for BJP for diving the secular votes.
Owaisi’s AIMM’s party allegedly name as the ‘Vote Katuva’ party ( cutting into the votes of “secular parties”)
How AIMM cut into the votes of “secular parties”
Kanth Assembly: BJP’s R. K Singh won the seat by securing 76307 votes. SP candidate Anisur Rahman has been voted in the second place with 73959 votes has lost by 2348 votes.
But AIMM candidate Faizullah Chaudhary has got 22908 votes in this seat. It is clear that if AIMIM did not field its candidate, then there was a great hope for SP candidate winning the seat.
Tanda Assembly: In this constituency, BJP candidate Sanju Devi got 74768 votes while SP MLA Azimul Haque Pahlawan got 73043 votes lost with a margin of 1725 votes. Here the AIMM candidate Irfan Pathan got 2070 votes.
Gainsari Assembly: BJP candidate S Kumar Singh won by securing 55716 votes. BSP’s Alauddin is ranked second with 53413 votes has lost with 2303 votes and AIMIM candidate Manzoor Alam Khan got 3160 votes.
Saraswati Assembly: BJP candidate Ram Feran won with a margin of just 445 votes after getting 79437 votes. SP candidate Mohammed Ramzan ranked second in number with 78992 votes. Here, the AIMIM candidate Kalim has got 2933 votes.
According to Election Commission of India data, 25 Muslim candidates are able to grab the seats in UP; six from the Bahujan Samaj Party, two from the Congress, and 17 from the Samajwadi Party.
The number of Muslim MLAs in the House came down to 24 from 69.
This is happening for the first time when the number of Muslim legislators will be lowest in the assembly and zero in the government.