With the BJP desperately contemplating and chalking out strategies to gain hold in Tamil Nadu, a south Indian state its arch-rival party AIMIM too make up its mind to enter the TN politics even before the GHMC election outcome made public for which the polling is scheduled to be held on 1st December next month.
Tamil Nadu to go for general elections next year and accordingly the BJP has to start chalking out strategies to enter into a foray with an aim to gain a hold over another south Indian state after Karnataka.
According to a report in a section of media, the AIMIM Tamil Nadu wing was entrusted with the task to make a survey of areas that have winning prospective to field candidates in the upcoming elections.
“The party is carrying out a survey in the state.” Vakeel Ahmed, President AIMIM Tamil Nadu wing quoted as saying, “A survey is being done to ascertain the prospective areas from where the party can field and yield seats. We are planning to field candidates from 25 to 30 seats especially in north Tamil Nadu where we have a vice-like-grip.”
To prove his point he further said, “We have good hold in areas like Tirupattur, Vellore, Krishnagiri, and Madurai. Already made inroads into Vaniyambadi seat where we have fielded out candidate during last elections.”
Hinting towards a possible alliance with parties on board, he said, “We are gone into a huddle with other like-minded parties but not with AIADMK that holds an alliance with the BJP. We can’t rule out the possibility of a third front. However, this will be made public only when the time is appropriate.”
Following the successful campaigns in Bihar – where the AIMIM party holed a five seat victory out of 24 segments it had filled the candidates, the Party Chief Asaduddin Owaisi – in a high spirit, had announced to go for further expansion of the party deeper inside India as a “voice of voiceless.” Mincing no words he said his party would not only seek a mandate from West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh but also contest elections in Tamil Nadu provided the local party wing shows a green signal.