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AIMIM ready to contest Assembly polls in Bengal: Owaisi after Bihar gains

West Bengal Assembly elections are scheduled to be held in 2021

Asaduddin Owaisi | Assembly elections | West Bengal Assembly polls

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All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief on Tuesday stated that he is ready to fight next year's in West Bengal.

While responding to a question to ANI, Lok Sabha member from Hyderabad, Owaisi said, "We will contest election in West Bengal, if our party member is ready to fight. Will surely take a decision on it."

The Hyderabad-based party, AIMIM made gains in the recently concluded Bihar The party has won five constituencies, in the state's Seemanchal region - Baisi, Amour, Kochadhaman, Bahadurganj and Jokihat. Party was also able to secure a vote share of 1.2 per cent in the total votes polled.

AIMIM had fielded candidates under the umbrella of "Grand Democratic Secular Front" whose chief ministerial candidate was Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP), chief Upendra Kushwaha.

West Bengal are scheduled to be held in 2021. With 294 seats, a keen contest awaits the state as Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) tries to wrest power from Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress.

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First Published: Wed, November 11 2020. 15:33 IST