By Gowtham K
Chennai: Bihar elections has surely given the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) renewed confidence as the party a sizeable number of seats. The Muslim-centric party is now preparing to contest in the Tamil Nadu assembly elections next year.
After successfully contesting in the elections in Bihar, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi had said that his party would not contest only in West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh, but also in the region where the MIM can become the voice of the voiceless.
Speaking to The News Minute, Vakeel Ahmed, the Tamil Nadu State President of the AIMIM, said that the party contest about 25-30 seats.
”We will contest approximately 25 to 30 seats. In north Tamil Nadu, we have a stronghold. In Madurai, Krishnagiri, Vellore and Tirupattur we are getting good support. We had contested from the Vaniyambadi seat last time’ he added.
He said, “A survey is underway to identify where all we can fight and win.”
MIM supremo Asaduddin Owaisi said that his party has not finalized the number of seats it will be contesting as yet.
When asked about a possible alliance in Tamil Nadu, he said, “The political equations in the state will be decided by the state unit of the party.”
Speaking about a possible alliance in Tamil Nadu, Vakeel Ahmed said, “We’re in talks with some political parties. The AIADMK is not even an option as it’s in an alliance with the BJP. A third front is also a possibility. We are in talks, everything will be revealed at the right time.”