On Tuesday, the AIMIM (All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen) party has decided to contest from Maharashtra’s Aurangabad Lok Sabha seat in alliance with Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi-led by Prakash Ambedkar.
AIMIM Chief Asaduddin Owaisi has selected Imtiaz Jaleel, who is a member of Maharashtra Assembly, as a candidate for the party.
After consulting with the party from Maharashtra, Mr. Owaisi has taken the decision to select Mr. Jaleel.
Mr. Jaleel Tweeted: “Will be contesting MP seat from Aurangabad on Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi and MIM ticket. It’s time for my city to change. It’s not about me. From here on it’s always going to be ‘We’. Let’s all vote for Aurangabad.”
Imtiaz Jaleel was a former journalist. He was elected from Aurangabad Central Assembly Constituency in 2014 on AIMIM ticket. The party further won Byculla seat in Mumbai.
Aurangabad will be the third Lok Sabha seat to be contested by Hyderabad-headquartered party. The AIMIM Chief is seeking for re-election from Hyderabad for a fourth consecutive regime.
Earlier in March, Mr. Owaisi said that the discussions were also taken to contest in Lok Sabha seat from Uttar Pradesh.