AIMIM, BBM to tie up for ‘ 19 Maha polls
Mumbai, Sept. 15: The All India Majlis- eIttehadul Muslimeen ( AIMIM) and Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh ( BBM) will forge an alliance for the Lok Sabha and Maharashtra Assembly polls in 2019, party leaders announced Saturday.
AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi said that preliminary talks held between both parties have yielded positive results.
“( BBM chief) Prakash Ambedkar ji will be holding a public rally in Aurangabad on October 2 in which I too will be present. The formal structure of the alliance will be announced later,” said Mr Owaisi.
Imtiyaz Jaleel, AIMIM MLA from Aurangabad, said the idea behind the alliance was that Dalits, Muslims and OBCs have been ignored for 70 years, have no proper representation in politics and were being treated as vote- banks.
“It is a shame on all socalled secular parties that there is no representation from the Muslim community in Parliament from Maharashtra. Everybody wants their votes but does not want to give them representation. Similar is the case for Dalits,” said Mr Jaleel.
He added that once both parties come together, they would be a force to reckon with. Mr Jaleel, who called on Mr Ambedkar at the latter’s home in Pune to hold preliminary talks, added that Mr Owaisi and Mr Ambedkar will meet before the public rally on October 2.