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MIM wins 2 seats

MIM wins 2 seats
Highlights

The Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) party in its maiden attempt has bagged two seats in Maharashtra Assembly polls and received more than five lakh votes in 24 seats it has contested.

  • Wins two seats -- Byculla in Mumbai, Aurangabad Central
  • Gets more than 5 lakh votes in 24 seats it has contested
  • MIM new alternative to Congress and BJP: Asaduddin

Hyderabad: The Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) party in its maiden attempt has bagged two seats in Maharashtra Assembly polls and received more than five lakh votes in 24 seats it has contested.

Bagging 25,314 votes, MIM’s Waris Pathan, a noted lawyer, won from Byculla in Mumbai, trouncing BJP strongman Madhukar G Chavan and Akhil Bharatiya Sena’s Geeta Gawli. He won with a margin of 1,357 votes.
MIM president and MP Asaduddin Owaisi and MIM Floor Leader in TS Assembly, Akbaruddin Owaisi, at a press meet in Hyderabad on Sunday
Syed Imtiyaz Jaleel, who contested from Aurangabad Central, defeated his nearest Shiv Sena rival Pradeep Jaiswal by 850 votes, he got 19,982 votes.

Speaking media persons, MIM president and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi said that the party had achieved the results owing to his hard work for the last five years and expressed jubilation that they had found a new platform in the State. “We shall continue to keep the trust of the people,” he said.

Asaduddin said his party was now eyeing polls in the three States of Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka and West Bengal, which have a sizeable Muslim population. To a query, he observed that the people stuck between the devil and the deep blue sea (Congress and BJP) had found a new alternative which could effectively connect to them.

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