Unsurprisingly, AIMIM’s political rivals accuse it of being BJP’s ‘B’ group and of being a “vote katwa (vote cutter)”.
Congress MLC Prem Chandra Mishra admitted that AIMIM dented the Mahagathbandhan in Seemanchal area, inflicting losses to the alliance. “Owaisi, by and large, helped the NDA in that particular region, considered to be a Mahagathbandhan bastion,” he stated.
RJD spokesperson Chitranjan Gagan echoed related views. However, a have a look at the main points of votes within the constituencies the place AIMIM was within the contest exhibits that the principle injury was within the type of its profitable seats that might in any other case have been anticipated to go to the grand alliance. There had been hardly any seats the place the NDA was main and the AIMIM bought extra votes than the margin.
Of the 24 seats in Seemanchal, AIMIM and its allies — BSP and RLSP — are contesting 20 seats. Of them, AIMIM is within the fray in 14 constituencies. “The initial results have shown that the party, which opened its account in the 2019 bypoll, is spreading its wings in the Muslim-dominated region in the state,” stated Arshad Nizam, a political activist and retired trainer from Purnia.