Owaisi a bigger opposes than Lalu in Bihar poll: BJP chief Amit Shah


BJ P president Amit Shah has expressed that All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen leader Asaduddin Owaisi is a bigger opposes than RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav in the Bihar assembly elections which is going on 2015.

Shah refused all claims that the leader of the Hyderabad-based party is a BJP “agent” after the JD (U) and other parties. He attacked the AIMIM to accusing that Asaduddin Owaisi is working in the favour of the BJP party.

Owaisi, the president of the AIMIM party, had announced in September that his party will struggle the assembly elections, centering on the state’s northeastern Seemanchal region with a a large Muslim population.

The AIMIM could reduce into the Muslim vote of the Mahagathbandhan comprising the Janata Dal (U), Rashtriya Janata Dal and the Congress, and hand over the advantage to the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance despite being a new entrant in the electoral politics of Bihar.

According to analysts the AIMIM could influence results in at least 21 Muslim-dominated constituencies of Kosi-Purnia divisions, besides another 15 in Bhagalpur-Munger divisions. Muslims who make up 17% of Bihar’s 10.50 crore population are thought to have the ability to influence the electoral outcome in about 50 of the state’s 243 assembly seats.

Sources have said the AIMIM could field candidates in nearly 30 seats in Seemanchal, which comprises Kishanganj, Araria, Katihar, Purnia and adjoining areas of Kosi region, and has a significant number of Muslim voters.

He had also dismissed his political rivals’ allegations that the AIMIM’s decision to contest in Muslim-dominated Seemanchal region comprising four districts of Purnia, Katihar, Araria and Kishanganj would split the so-called secular vote bank.