Aaquib Chhipa, Ahmedabad: AIMIM’s national spokesperson Waris Pathan will come to Ahmedabad on a two-day tour from February 13 as part of the party’s election campaign in the city.
According to sources, AIMIM party chief Assaduddin Owaisi has directed Waris Pathan to visit Ahmedabad for the election campaign. He is likely to conduct public meetings and foot march in several Muslim dominated localities.
AIMIM has declared 21 candidates from six wards, mostly Muslim dominated areas, for the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation elections.
Owaisi had in a public meeting on Feb 7 said that the Congress and BJP are like Mamu – Bhanja. Congress in turn has accused the AIMIM of being BJP’s B-team.
AIMIM’s earlier campaign
Owaisi had during his visit said he had earlier visited Ahmedabad’s Shah Alam dargah relief camp with a team of 25 doctors from Hyderabad after the 2002 riots.
Owaisi after reaching Surat for his election campaign in Gujarat had while interacting with the media at Surat Airport 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 had said.
The party had earlier declared ex-MLA Sabir Kabliwala as its state chief for Gujarat. Aurangabad MP – Imtiyaz Jaleel and the party’s national spokesperson Waris Pathan had visited Surat and Ahmedabad on Owaisi’s behalf before appointing party men in Gujarat.
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