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Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls: Muslim voters on the horns of a dilemma

Asaduddin Owaisi says the Indian Constitution is his ultimate weapon as a Muslim because that is the 'the best document for India, for Indians, for Muslims, for Dalits'

AIMIM President Asaduddin Owaisi addresses a public gathering ahead of Civic Body and District Panchayat elections in Ahmedabad. Photo: PTI
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Asaduddin Owaisi | Photo: PTI

Aditi Phadnis
Muslim voters in Uttar Pradesh (UP) are in a dilemma. In their quest to protect their identity and yet have a say in the way UP is going to be governed, the choice before them is to vote for the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM), which is contesting 100 seats in UP out of the 403 going to the polls; or stick to traditional parties like the Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD), which might not be espousing the cause of minorities that loudly any more, but are better placed at defeating the primary enemy: the Bharatiya

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First Published: Feb 21 2022 | 6:07 AM IST

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