Bengal: AIMIM to contest on 7 seats in last three polling phases

Bengal, April 6: AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Tuesday confirmed that AIMIM will fight solo on seven seats in Bengal.

Releasing the candidate list and chosen Itahar, Jalangi, Sagardighi, Bharatpur, Malatipur, Ratua, and Asansol as the seats to fight from.

Owaisi has decided to contest on seats in the 6th, 7th, and 8th phase of polling, in spite of ISF joining hands with Congress-Left instead of him.

Ithar : Mofakkerul Islam – 22 April

Jalangi : Alsokuat Jaman – 26 April

Sagardighi : Nure Mahabub Alam – 26 April

Bharatpur: Sajjad Hossain – 26 April

Malatipur : Maulana Motiur Rahman – 29 April

Ratua: Sayeedur Rahman – 26 April

Asansol Uttar: Danish Aziz – 26 April

The third phase of polling is currently underway, the polling for the remaining phases will take place on April 10, April 17, April 22, April 26, and April 29. The counting of votes shall take place on May 2.

In February, Kolkata police denied permission to AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi to hold a rally in Kolkata, not citing a reason with TMC denied having played a role in the cancellation of the rally.

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Owaisi alleged that TMC MPs who speak about freedom of expression, Constitution, and dissent in Parliament had a different standard in Bengal, pointing out that the Model Code of Conduct had not come into force yet.

He questioned the c-led government as to why his party had been singled out at a juncture when other parties including Congress, BJP, and CPI (M) were permitted to hold rallies in the state.

Owaisi has announced his Bengal poll plunge, extending support to Futura Sharif cleric Abbas Siddiqui’s Indian secular front (ISF).

While Siddiqui has tied up with Congress and the Left, he has said that he will not contest seats where Owaisi will contest.