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For a party confined to electoral successes in Hyderabad for several decades, the victory of All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) in two Assembly constituencies of Maharashtra is a big boost for the party and its plans to spread its influence to other States.
The AIMIM won the Byculla seat in Mumbai and the Aurangabad central seat, the former with a thin majority. It contested 24 seats, including 14 in Mumbai, mostly from Muslim and Dalit populated pockets. Twelve of the 14 seats in Mumbai were either held by the Congress or Nationalist Congress Party. The party stood second in three and third in nine constituencies.
“We did not fight the Lok Sabha elections because we didn’t want BJP to have an advantage, but here it was a multi-cornered contest,” said Owaisi. “My aim is to see Muslims, Dalits and the oppressed classes get their due in the political system,” he added.
“The BJP gets support of MIM in Maharashtra and now MIM will be contesting in Delhi. Who will gain if MIM fights in Delhi? Obviously BJP!” commented senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Twitter.
A look at Delhi’s political scenario will make clear why the Congress is worried.
The party currently has only eight seats in the 70-member Delhi assembly. The victory in these seats was largely due to Muslim votes - half of Congress’ elected MLAs are Muslims.
Twelve seats in the 2013 assembly election were decided by a margin of 2000 or less votes. The Congress is banking heavily on the “minority” vote which form a sizeable 25 percent of the voters in almost 10 seats of the state.