Owaisi says he got here to U.P. to win hearts

AIMIM seems at stitching alliances, holds talks with OBC chief Om Prakash Rajbhar, praises Shivpal Yadav

After profitable 5 seats in Bihar, the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) has set its sights on stitching alliances in Uttar Pradesh as its president Asaduddin Owaisi on Wednesday held talks with Different Backward Class (OBC) chief Om Prakash Rajbhar right here, and praised Samajwadi Social gathering (SP) president Akhilesh Yadav’s estranged uncle Shivpal Yadav.

Mr. Owaisi met Mr. Rajbhar, president of the Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Social gathering (SBSP), who’s a former State Cupboard minister and BJP ally-turned-rebel.

The Hyderabad MP mentioned that he had joined the Bhagidari Sankalp Morcha, a entrance of half-a-dozen smaller events in U.P., together with the SBSP and former Bahujan Samaj Social gathering (BSP) minister Babu Singh Kushwaha’s outfit, the Jan Adhikar Social gathering.

“I’ve not come right here to alter names. I’m right here to win hearts,” Mr. Owaisi mentioned at a joint press convention with Mr. Rajbhar. He was taking a dig at Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s statements in favour of adjusting the identify of Hyderabad.

Responding to a query that Opposition events contended a vote break up would profit the Bharatiya Janata Social gathering (BJP) if the AIMIM contested, Mr. Owaisi mentioned that even when his celebration didn’t contest within the Lok Sabha ballot, the BJP received many seats.

The AIMIM leaders additionally mentioned that he would meet Shivpal Yadav, president of the Pragatisheel Samajwadi Social gathering (Lohia) and take issues ahead.

“We should settle for that janaab Shivpal sahab is an enormous face in U.P. politics and has nice expertise,” Mr. Owaisi mentioned.

Requested if it was essential for all Opposition events in U.P. to come back collectively to problem the BJP, Mr. Owaisi mentioned he was doing his bit. “The opposite greater events must reply this query,” he mentioned.

Mr. Rajbhar, who holds sway among the many Rajbhar OBC group in japanese U.P., mentioned the constituents of the Bhagidari Sankalp Morcha would contest the 2022 Meeting elections in U.P. collectively.

Requested by a reporter for his view on the allegations levelled in opposition to Mr. Owaisi that he was working as a “B-team” of the BJP, Mr. Rajbhar defended the Hyderabad MP by focusing on the opposite Opposition events. “In U.P., the SP is the B-team [of BJP], the BSP is the C-team and the Congress is the D-team,” he mentioned.

Mr. Owaisi mentioned the events would work “underneath the management” of Mr. Rajbhar.

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