AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owais Sunday arrived at Futura Sharif in Bengal’s Hooghly district to discuss on state’s political situation and upcoming assembly election polls with important leader abbas Siddiqui.
It is AsadUddin oasis’s first visit to West Bengal state after his announcement to contest in the assembly election in the state.
AIMIM state secretary Zameer ul Hassan said “AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owais wanted to keep this meeting private as we were concerned that the TMC government would stop him from exiting the airport. From the Kolkata airport, Asaduddin Owais directly went to Hooghly district to meet leader Abbas Siddiqui and Asaduddin Owais will leave for Hyderabad in the afternoon.
Earlier Asadiddun Owais had decided to hold a virtual meeting with Abbas Siddiqui but he changed his mind and flew down to Bengal.
Abbas Siddiqui is a religious leader from Futura sharif of Bengal. He has been speaking against the TMC government over a number of issues lately.
AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owais’s visit to Futura Sharif evoked sharp reactions from the state ruling party.
A senior TMC party MP Sougata Roy said “The AIMIM party is nothing but a proxy of the BJP party. Asaduddin Owaisi is well aware that Muslims here are mostly Bengali-speaking, and won’t support him. He is trying to forge ties with Abbas Siddiqui, but that won’t yield any result.
“Muslims in Bengal stand firmly by Mamata Banerjee,”
A deciding factor in nearly 100-110 seats in Bengal state, minorities especially Muslims have acted as a wall for the TMC against the opponent parties till the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
Muslim leader in Bengal state said that equation a likely to change with the entry of AIMIM in the election.
According to a senior Muslim leader of the Hyderabad-based party, Asaduddin Owasis is seen west Bengal as the expansion of his party, as Muslims constitute around 30 percent of the state.
Of the 30 percent, however, 24 percent of Muslims are Bengali-speaking Muslims.
Elections in West Bengal for 294-members are likely to be held in April-may.