This time within the Gujarat Assembly elections, AAP shouldn’t be the one get together that’s being mentioned, one other get together appears to have joined the fray. It is Asaduddin Owaisi’s get together – All India Majlis e Ittehadul Muslimin. AIMIM is contesting the meeting elections this time and the get together has fielded candidates for a complete of 14 seats out of 182 in cities together with Surat, and Ahmedabad.
Out of those 14 seats, 12 seats have Muslim candidates, whereas the remaining two seats have Hindu candidates. Both these seats are SC reserved seats. Talking in regards to the extra mentioned seats, these embrace Danilimda, Bapunagar, Jamalpur Khadia, Vejalpur, and so forth. in Ahmedabad, whereas Limbayat and Surat (East) seats of Surat are additionally included.
OpIndia has already carried out an in depth floor report on what Muslim voters take into consideration AIMIM in Ahmedabad seats. Now, OpIndia obtained particulars from the bottom to know the way AIMIM is performing in each the seats of Surat and particularly amongst Muslim voters.
There are two meeting seats of Surat metropolis – Limbayat and Surat (East) seats the place Muslim voters are in massive proportion. AIMIM has fielded its candidates for each of those seats. Many leaders starting from get together president and MP Asaduddin Owaisi are making efforts to marketing campaign for these candidates. Owaisi has additionally held a gathering in Surat.
In the not too long ago held assembly of Asaduddin Owaisi, there was a number of dialogue in regards to the protest registered by waving black flags. There was the same response from the individuals once we spoke on the bottom.
‘BJP is stronger. AIMIM will hardly win a booth or two’
An area named Azharbhai of Limbayat constituency mentioned that the seat is witnessing a combat between the BJP and Congress. He mentioned that even amongst them, the Congress get together doesn’t have a great and large face this time. As a end result, BJP’s Sangeetaben Patil is being seen getting extra public help.
Talking about AIMIM, he mentioned, “The party is not active even at the booth level, and in these circumstances, forget winning the assembly, even 1-2 booths can barely win. They (AIMIM) cannot even win the corporation elections.” He added that within the final municipal elections, all 4 seats in his ward have been received by the BJP.
Talking about which get together has the help of the Muslim group, he says that the inclination of the group in direction of the Congress get together is extra seen. On the help to AIMIM, he mentioned that if solely 2,000 of the hundreds of Muslim voters help it, their probabilities of successful are very low.
Another native from Limbayat, on situation of anonymity, says that Muslim voters right here have extra help for the Congress because the combat will probably be seen between the BJP and the Congress. On AIMIM, he mentioned that within the Muslim group, solely those that are sad with Congress can vote for AIMIM.
A complete of 44 candidates together with 34 independents
The BJP has given a ticket to sitting MLA Sangeetaben Patil from the Limbayat seat. Gopal Patil has been fielded from Congress. AIMIM’s Abdul Bashir Sheikh and Aam Aadmi Party’s Pankaj Tayade have been given tickets. Apart from this, the full variety of candidates together with these from small and large events and 34 unbiased candidates reaches 44.
Talking about demography right here, Sheikh voters have the best quantity (11.17 p.c). Patil voters represent a great variety of votes (9 p.c). In this seat, it’s the Muslim and Patil votes that resolve the results of the election.
This constituency was shaped within the yr 2012. Since then, BJP’s Sangeetaben Patil has been successful from right here for 2 consecutive phrases. However, this time, Asaduddin Owaisi has taken efforts to infiltrate the BJP stronghold, however he doesn’t appear to be getting a lot help.
Surat East Assembly Constituency
The different seat in Surat, the place candidates have been fielded by AIMIM, is Surat (East). Muslim votes play an important function on this seat as effectively. Apart from this, the votes of the Rana group are additionally in second place. Besides, there are additionally votes of varied Hindu castes.
A complete of 14 candidates will contest the elections right here. The BJP has given a ticket to sitting MLA Arvind Rana. Congress has fielded Aslam Cyclewala, whereas AIMIM has fielded Wasim Qureshi. The Aam Aadmi Party left the battlefield even earlier than the elections.
The combat is between BJP and Congress; AIMIM has no existence
Talking in regards to the assembly, Sahil, an area man, mentioned that there will probably be a combat between the BJP and the Congress. “There is no existence of any third party AIMIM or Aam Aadmi Party,” he mentioned.
He added, “What does the AIMIM party candidate bring for us? He should first tell what work he has done in this area. Now that the elections have come, they have come to seek votes. They don’t exist here. It looks like either the BJP or the Congress party will win here.”
Regarding the AIMIM candidate, he mentioned, “We do not know whether their candidate is local or not. How do we vote for him in these circumstances?”
The Aam Aadmi Party had fielded a candidate right here, however after the high-voltage drama, its candidate withdrew the identify. After that, the dummy candidate additionally withdrew, and now the get together is out of the combat. However, Sahil talks in regards to the AAP and says that he has by no means seen an AAP candidate within the space. “Even if they (Aam Aadmi Party) had fielded a candidate, they would not get any votes,” he mentioned.
Talking to some others, it was discovered that each the seats are nonetheless witnessing a combat between the BJP and Congress. Neither AIMIM nor Aam Aadmi Party, or some other get together is getting a lot help. For AIMIM, Muslim voters are their core voters, however in addition they don’t appear to be displaying a lot curiosity in Owaisi’s get together.
Gujarat will go to polls in two phases on December 1 and 5. In the primary part, 93 seats in Saurashtra and South Gujarat and within the second part, 89 seats in North and Central Gujarat will go to polls. The outcomes will probably be declared on December 8.