AIMIM wins a seat in Bihar, expands beyond Telangana and Maharashtra
PATNA/MUMBAI: The All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen has gained a foothold in Bihar, with its maiden victory in Assembly election.
The AIMIM candidate Qamrul Huda won the Kishanganj seat, defeating BJP's Sweety Singh. This is the party's first Assembly win in the State. Till now, it had MLAs in Telangana and Maharashtra.
Meanwhile, in Maharashtra, it has again won two seats. Its candidate Shah Farooq Anwar won from Dhule while Md Islamil Abdul Khalique was elected from Malegaon Central.
Its sitting MLA Waris Pathan lost from Byculla seat. Imtiyaz Jaleel had already resigned to contest as MP and had won in the Lok Sabha election. The party candidates failed to win on other seats but have cornered a high vote share in many constituencies ranging from Bhiwandi to Solapur.
AIMIM was earlier considered a Hyderabad-based party. However, it has now expanded to three states and it is all set to field its candidates in UP and other major states in next elections.
[October 24, 2019 NewsBits.in]