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I am Laila of Indian politics, says AIMIM’s Owaisi


AIMIM chief Assaduddin Owaisi on Saturday reached Surat for his election campaign in Gujarat as the state gears up for civic body polls. AIMIM chief will hold public meetings in Bharuch and Surat on February 7.

While interacting with the media at Surat Airport, Owaisi responded to allegations that AIMIM’s entry into politics was benefiting BJP.

“I am the Laila of Indian Politics. We have never contested elections here in Gujarat but even then, Congress had lost and BJP continued to win,” he said in response.

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Owaisi further said we have a coalition with Chotubhai Vasava’s BTP and will jointly conduct a public meeting in Bharuch on February 7.

A public meeting of Owaisi is also likely to take place in the evening at Ahmedabad. “We will try to win the heart of people here in Gujarat and expect that they will bless us with their votes,” he said.

Interestingly, Assaduddin Owaisi has announced plans for his party to contest seats in Bharuch and Ahmedabad. The party had earlier declared ex-MLA Sabir Kabliwala as its state chief for Gujarat. Also, Aurangabad MP – Imtiyaz Jaleel and the party’s national spokesperson Waris Pathan had visited Surat and Ahmedabad Owaisi’s behalf before appointing party men in Gujarat.


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