By Muhammad Mazhar Saleem
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Lucknow, Sep 26 (PTI) Asaduddin Owaisi”s AIMIM, which goes to contest subsequent yr”s Uttar Pradesh Meeting polls on the promise of making management amongst Muslims, has created unease within the political events that to this point thought of the members of the minority group as their core “vote financial institution”.
Totally different castes, together with Jatavs, Yadavs, Rajbhars and Nishads, which represent a comparatively small a part of the inhabitants of Uttar Pradesh, roughly have their very own management, however Muslims, who account for greater than 19 per cent of the individuals within the state, don’t see any united management.
So the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM), led by Owaisi, desires to finish the “slavery” of Muslims within the fingers of the Samajwadi Celebration (SP), the Bahujan Samaj Celebration (BSP) and the Congress, which had been utilizing them as their “vote financial institution”, in accordance with the leaders of the occasion.
There are 82 Meeting segments within the state the place Muslim voters are ready to make or mar the political fortunes of the candidates.
Buoyed by profitable 5 seats in final yr”s Bihar polls from the Muslim-dominated Seemanchal area, which gave jitters to the RJD and the Congress, Owaisi has already introduced that his occasion will subject candidates in 100 of the 403 seats within the Uttar Pradesh election anticipated to be held early subsequent yr.
The Hyderabad MP launched his ballot marketing campaign from Ayodhya earlier this month and since then, has been addressing public conferences at completely different locations.
AIMIM nationwide spokesperson Syed Asim Waqar informed PTI on Sunday that the primary objective of the occasion is to create a political narrative and management amongst Muslims for the progress of the group and a greater future.
“Even the so-called secular events, which have been getting the votes of the Muslims, by no means allowed a Muslim management to emerge. The report of the Sachar Committee has made out the situation wherein the events have pushed them to,” he mentioned.
The opinions of consultants differ on whether or not Muslims, after the rise of Hindutva politics, have change into conscious sufficient to create their very own acceptable management.
The SP and the BSP have accused Owaisi of serving the curiosity of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Celebration (BJP) by attempting to divide Muslim votes and dismissed any risk of the AIMIM having any affect within the nation”s political heartland.
Senior SP chief Abu Azmi discarded Owaisi as a “vote-katwa” (splitter of votes) who’s performing on behalf of the BJP to wreck the ballot prospects of the Samajwadi Celebration.
State media coordinator of the Congress Lallan Kumar mentioned Owaisi remembers Muslims solely on the time of elections and claimed that the minority group has historically supported the grand previous occasion.
Nonetheless, political analyst Parvez Ahmed believes that this time, the “Owaisi issue” will certainly have an effect in Uttar Pradesh.
“The rationale for that is that after the rise of hardline Hindutva politics within the nation, a big part of Muslims has began to know the significance of their separate management. The SP, the BSP and different events that declare to be Muslim-friendly have been silent on the problems of Muslims.
“The thought is now gaining energy amongst Muslims that if it they don’t have a management of their very own, the atrocities in opposition to them will solely enhance,” he mentioned.
At this juncture, Owaisi shouldn’t be the goal of the BJP however of these events which have to this point been attempting to get the votes of Muslims on the premise of their concern of the saffron occasion, Ahmed mentioned.
He mentioned one other part of the Muslims additionally thinks what hurt has the BJP achieved to them.
“The Muzaffarnagar riots, which left a mark of concern on the minds of Muslims, passed off not throughout the BJP”s rule however throughout the SP regime. In the course of the regime of (Chief Minister) Yogi Adityanath, there was no such riot wherein Muslims have been particularly focused. The share of Muslims in authorities jobs within the state is lower than two per cent, whereas the Congress and different non-BJP events dominated the state for the longest time,” Ahmed identified.
Based on Census 2011 knowledge, Muslims account for 19.26 per cent of the inhabitants in Uttar Pradesh.
They’ll play a decisive function in 82 of the state”s 403 Meeting constituencies. Muslims represent 50.57 per cent of the inhabitants in Rampur, 47.12 per cent in Moradabad, 43.04 per cent in Bijnor, 41.95 per cent in Saharanpur, 41.3 per cent in Muzaffarnagar, 40.78 per cent in Amroha and above 30 per cent in Balrampur, Azamgarh, Bareilly, Meerut, Bahraich, Gonda and Shravasti.
Based on political analyst Rasheed Kidwai, the difficulty of giving management to Muslims has come up roughly in each election in Uttar Pradesh however by no means took off and the Muslims typically voted for the SP and the BSP.
Owaisi”s occasion will contest the Uttar Pradesh polls as a part of the “Bhagadari Morcha” shaped by Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Celebration (SBSP) president Om Prakash Rajbhar. PTI SLM ABN SNS RC
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