The NCP, Congress and Shiv Sena, the three members of Maharashtra’s ruling coalition, have nevertheless scotched the potential of any alliance with the AIMIM, calling the Asaduddin Owaisi-led get together a ‘B workforce’ of the BJP.
AIMIM’s Lok Sabha member, Imtiaz Jaleel, advised ET on Saturday that he made the proposal when Maharashtra well being minister and NCP chief Rajesh Tope visited his home three days in the past to supply condolences on the demise of his mom.
“One of many NCP functionaries who was with Tope claimed that the AIMIM had helped the BJP win in Uttar Pradesh. I rapidly corrected him and mentioned that the AIMIM had solely impacted the Samajwadi Occasion in seven seats in UP,” Jaleel mentioned. “Why are we being blamed for contesting in UP when the NCP additionally contested in UP and in reality the Congress contested in additional than 400 seats; weren’t the votes getting divided then”.”