Uttar Pradesh polls: AIMIM's success lies on splitting of Muslim votes
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Hyderabad, July 18 -- Over the last few weeks, a lot has been written about the All Indian Hyderabad Majilis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen's (AIMIM) electoral trajectory in the upcoming Uttar Pradesh state elections. AIMIM, headed by Hyderabad Lok Sabha member of Parliament Asaduddin Owaisi, is part of the Bhagidari Sankalp Morcha, along with the Om Prakash Rajbhar-led Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Party (SBSP).
Over the past month, Rajbhar took everyone by surprise by saying that no deal or seat-sharing was discussed between him and the AIMIM. His words were a response to a local AIMIM leader's claims that his party would contest 100 out of the 403 seats. So far, Owaisi himself has not said anything clearly, but has said he is open to alliances.
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