West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday slammed the BJP for attempting to import Asaduddin Owaisi’s AIMIM in Bengal to sharpen the communal polarisation and divide the Hindu-Muslim votes amongst themselves.
The All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen (AIMIM) after its good present within the Bihar meeting polls has introduced to contest in subsequent yr’s Bengal polls.
Within the just lately concluded Bihar elections, the AIMIM received 5 seats within the Muslims dominated Seemanchal area on the border of West Bengal.
“To divide the Muslim votes, the BJP is spending crores of rupees to usher in a celebration from Hyderabad. The plan is that BJP will eat into Hindu votes, and this Hyderabad celebration will eat into Muslim votes.
“In current Bihar elections, they did the identical factor. This celebration is a B-team of the BJP,” Banerjee mentioned whereas addressing a rally in Jalpaiguri.
The political events in West Bengal are apprehensive that political equations within the communaly polarised state is ready to witness important adjustments because the sway of non-BJP events over minorities, a key consider a number of seats, seems to be set for a stiff problem with AIMIM saying that it’s going to enter the ballot fray in Bengal.
A deciding consider practically 100-110 seats within the state, the 30 per cent Muslim inhabitants, until 2019, have acted as a bulwark of the TMC towards its rivals, with most of them voting in favour of the celebration, contemplating it to be a “credible” drive that may resist the saffron surge.
A bit of the TMC management is apprehensive that with the entry of AIMIM, equations are more likely to alter.
Elections to the 294-member West Bengal meeting are due in April-Might subsequent yr.