With the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections drawing close, All India Majlis Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) president Asaduddin Owaisi on Tuesday began a three-day visit to Uttar Pradesh. Addressing the media in Lucknow, Owaisi said that his party will field 100 candidates in the next year’s Assembly polls.
“We will fight the elections and win. The Muslims of Uttar Pradesh will win,” he told reporters. “Our objective is to defeat the Bharatiya Janata Party in Uttar Pradesh,” Owaisi added.
As per the schedule, AIMIM state president Shaukat Ali said that Owaisi will visit the mausoleum of 18th century Sufi Saint Sheikh Aalam Makhdoom Zada in Rudauli in Ayodhya district and hold a public meeting in the vicinity of the shrine on Tuesday. On September 8 and 9, he will hold public meetings in Sultanpur and Barabanki, respectively.
Owaisi had last week said that his three-day visit to Uttar Pradesh is just the beginning and he would go to many places in the state as elections are approaching. “We have to meet people. We have to go near people. We have to strengthen our cadre, get our candidates elected in the UP Assembly elections and defeat the Yogi (Adityanath) government,” he had said.
Uttar Pradesh is slated to go to the polls early next year.