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AIMIM will contest one Lok Sabha seat in Maharashtra, says Prakash Ambedkar

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Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA) leader on Saturday said the will contest the ensuing Lok Sabha polls from at least one seat in

This comes after VBA, which is an alliance of Prakash's Bharip and Asaduddin Owaisi's and Janata Dal-Secular in Maharashtra, failed to forge an alliance with the party.

Speaking to ANI, Ambedkar said: "I spoken to Owaisi this morning. We clarified that we are not going with the I have requested to contest elections. They have communicated to us that they will contest from Aurangabad seat. The name of the candidate will be declared by AIMIM itself."

"During the discussion, we have also requested him that they should contest one seat in as well. They will decide in a day or two," he said.

Talking about the other seats which the alliance will contest, he said: "I think we will wait for two days for the AIMIM to take a decision. If they communicate to us, the rest of nine candidates will also be declared after 2-3 days."

Earlier on March 12, Prakash Ambedkar, grandson of Dr BR Ambedkar, had said that Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA) will contest all 48 seats in in the ensuing Lok Sabha elections.

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First Published: Sat, March 16 2019. 20:46 IST