Kolkata: AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Sunday stated TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee, as a substitute of pointing accusatory fingers at his outfit, might perchance well well merely nonetheless introspect and ascertain how the BJP managed to clinch 18 Lok Sabha seats in the express.
Owaisi, who became right here to preserve a gathering with Muslim cleric Abbasuddin Sidiqqui, rejected TMC’s claims that his event became a “B-crew of the BJP”, and would consume into anti- saffron camp votes.
“We’re a political event; we can establish our presence and combat the elections (in West Bengal).
“… Bharat ke siyasat ka mai Laila hu, aur mere Majnu bahut hai, the US koi faraq nehi parta (I’m savor Laila from the usual folklore who has many admirers, but that doesn’t topic),” Owaisi instructed journalists, hinting that many events savor to revenue from his political endeavours.
Later, whereas talking to a news channel, he stated his event became but to remove if it might perchance perchance well well well contest the elections on its possess or forge an alliance with one other outfit.
The AIMIM chief, nonetheless, wired that he has the enhance of ”peerzada” Siddiqui of Furfura Sharif, a mighty- revered shrine in Bengal’s Hooghly district.
Rubbishing the TMC’s recount that the AIMIM helped the BJP-led NDA design shut the Bihar Assembly elections, he stated his event had contested 20 seats in the neighbouring express, of which it won 5 and the Mahagathbandhan nine, whereas the NDA managed to net six constituencies.
“The TMC might perchance well well merely nonetheless introspect and secure out what worked in BJP’s favour in the course of Lok Sabha elections. The event might perchance well well merely nonetheless analyse why its contributors were leaving…” Owaisi stated.
Requested about the factors that he would highlight in the course of his election campaigns in Bengal, he stated “underdevelopment and political empowerment of weaker sections” will be his event’s two main ballotplanks.
Earlier in the day, senior TMC leader and MP Sougata Roy stated that the “AIMIM became nothing but a proxy of the BJP”.
“Owaisi is properly mindful that Muslims listed below are largely Bengali-speaking, and might perchance well well well now not enhance him. He’s making an strive to forge ties with Abbas Siddiqui, but that would now not yield any result. Muslims in Bengal stand firmly by Mamata Banerjee,” Roy stated.