Gandhinagar, 9 February 2021
AIMIM, BTP and AAP in Gujarat are showing interest in local elections, just like the assembly elections. But 40 other parties including Shankar Singh Vaghela’s Front, NCP and Communist are not in the fray this time.
Asaduddin Owaisi’s party has also camped in Gujarat for local body election campaigning. AIMIM leader Asaduddin Na Owaisi came to Surat, Bharuch and Ahmedabad under campaigning.
He was given a grand reception at the airport in Surat. At the airport, Asaduddin Owaisi said, “I am a legend of Indian politics and we will establish AIMIM in Gujarat.” The Gujarat Congress is losing due to its weaknesses. Congress lost even in our absence.
We have come to establish our presence in Gujarat, not to benefit the BJP. BJP continues to win. You will get the love of the people of Gujarat.
The Congress has named Asaduddin Owaisi’s party, BTP and AAP as BJP’s B team.
Thus, the Aam Aadmi Party has also entered the fray. The BTP partnered with the Congress as the Congress was playing the Raj game with the BTP. The BTP is set to fight alongside Asaduddin Owaisi in local body elections.
In Gujarat, AIMIM has appointed Sabir Kabliwala as state president. It remains to be seen whether the people of Gujarat will accept AIMIM as the opposition. Congress leaders are afraid of AIMIM entering Gujarat politics because they fear that their Muslim vote bank will be sold at two prices.