The BJP’s bulldozer campaign has finally demolished the votebank of the All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) that has ended up with a miniscule 0.4% vote share and zero seats in the assembly elections of India’s most populous state.
The AIMIM chief and Hyderabad MP Asadudddin Owaisi, who created a flutter in state politics with his fiery speeches and claims, has failed to move even a fly as he had an opportunity to polarize minorities in his favour during the high-octane BJP’s bulldozer campaign.
In 2017, the AIMIM had failed to open its account in Uttar Pradesh. The Hyderabad based party has fielded candidates on 38 seats last time and received around 2 lakh votes.
This time Owaisi had fielded his candidates on 100 seats and received 22.3 lakh votes and increased its vote share marginally. Even though, he had fielded his candidates only from Muslim dominated seats but he has been refused by the minority voters.
However, the AIMIM was confident of winning the assembly seats of Mubarakpur, Deoband and Utrauli. The Party had fielded former BSP leader Guddu Jamali from Mubarakpur seat of Azamgarh. Despite of several winning claims, Jamali has lost the seat that has a large population of communities of weavers, migrant workers and people from different thoughts of Islam.