The Congress saw its seats reduced in the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporations (AMC) elections thanks to the entry of AIMIM in the civic body polls in Gujarat. But apparently, AIMIM’s entry will also end up reducing the size of the Congress office in the AMC. The AIMIM, which will now get an office in the AMC, is likely to get it from the one that is reduced for Congress.
Every party that wins in the AMC election gets an office for its corporators. So far, the office had been for Congress as it was the sole opposition. But this time, with the emergence of AIMIM as a third front, it too will get an office.
AIMIM in AMC polls
The party had in all contested 21 seats from different wards of Ahmedabad. Of this, AIMIM lost in Behrampura, Khadiya, Gomtipur, and Dariyapur and won seven seats from two wards of Jamalpur and Maktampura ward.
The party has also put up 20 more candidates for the taluka and district panchayat elections in Modasa and Godhra Nagarpalika. Both Godhra and Modasa have a large number of minority-dominated localities.
Party chief Assadduddin Owaisi had after the victory said the party won’t allow those in AMC to ignore the development of Muslim-dominated areas.
“If people sitting in the AMC feels just like earlier times they will neglect Muslim dominated areas then I am telling them that you might have played ‘Nura Kusti’ with Congress or other independent candidates but “aab Dangal Hoga’ – Mukabla karenge,” he had said after the victory.
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