MIM not to have alliance with any party
The Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) will have no electoral alliance with any party in the assembly and Lok Sabha election in Andhra Pradesh, its chief Asaduddin Owaisi said.
He told reporters after filing nomination for Hyderabad Lok Sabha seat Thursday that the MIM would go alone in the election.
The Congress and the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) both are keen to have an alliance with the MIM.
The MIM has already announced candidates for seven assembly constituencies in Hyderabad. It replaced two of the seven sitting legislators.
The party, which so far remained confined to its stronghold of Hyderabad, this time plans to field candidates in the districts of both Telangana and Seemandhra.
Elections for 119 assembly and 17 Lok Sabha seats in Telangana are scheduled April 30 while Seemandhra, which has 175 assembly and 25 Lok Sabha seats, will go to polls May 7.
Asaduddin Owaisi, who is looking for a hat-trick from Hyderabad, said the city's development was the agenda of his party. He promised to take steps for attracting global investments to Hyderabad.
The MIM chief also assured Seemandhra people living in Hyderabad that they will have no threat to life and property.
The Muslim political party has been winning Hyderabad Lok Sabha seat since 1984.
(Posted on 03-04-2014)