If MVA leaders desire support for RS elections, they should contact us: Asaduddin Owaisi,


The president of the AIMIM, alleged on Tuesday that no one from Maharashtra’s ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) has approached them for help in the state’s impending Rajya Sabha elections. “They should call us if they want our help,” Owaisi told reporters in Nanded.

The All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) has two members in Maharashtra’s 288-member Assembly, which serves as the electoral college for the Rajya Sabha elections on June 10.

The state will have a contest in the Rajya Sabha polls for the first time in more than two decades, with seven candidates vying for six seats.

The Shiv Sena has nominated two candidates, while its MVA partners, the NCP and Congress, have each submitted one candidate, and the opposition BJP has nominated three candidates. The BJP has enough votes to win two seats, while the Sena, NCP, and Congress each have a good chance of winning one.

On Monday, the AIMIM had a meeting in Nanded, but no decision on whether to back the MVA or the BJP was reached.

“No one from the MVA has contacted us or our MLAs in Maharashtra,” Owaisi said on Tuesday. They should call us if they want our help.” ‘It’s fine if they don’t want our help.’ We’re speaking with our legislators. In a day or two, we’ll make a choice.”

However, Imtiaz Jaleel, an AIMIM MP from Aurangabad, told PTI that the party has certain difficulties with the constituencies it has in the state. “We’ll also bring those problems up with the government.” If the MVA wants to beat the BJP, it should publicly seek help from the AIMIM, said to Jaleel.

Meanwhile, MVA leaders will decide on Owaisi’s request, according to Shiv Sena MLC Ambadas Danve (put forth through media). “Speaking to the media will reveal nothing. “The AIMIM should speak with top MVA officials directly,” he stated.