Saturday, Jun 25, 2022 | Last Update : 09:42 PM IST

  India    Asaduddin Owaisi's MIM fields dalit candidate for Uttar Pradesh by-poll

Asaduddin Owaisi's MIM fields dalit candidate for Uttar Pradesh by-poll

PTI
Published : Jan 22, 2016, 2:52 pm IST
Updated : Jan 22, 2016, 2:52 pm IST

Owaisi is experimenting with his plan of 'Dalit-Muslim unity' ahead of the 2017 UP assembly elections.

 MIM president and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi (Photo: PTI)
  MIM president and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi (Photo: PTI)

Owaisi is experimenting with his plan of 'Dalit-Muslim unity' ahead of the 2017 UP assembly elections.

Faizabad

 

: Asaduddin Owaisi's Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) has decided to field a Dalit candidate from Muslim-dominated Bikapur constituency of Faizabad for the February 13 Assembly bypoll in Uttar Pradesh.

Pradeep Kori, a Dalit youth, is the MIM candidate from Bikapur constituency. He is also the state president of 'Kori Society', an influential group among Dalit community members in the area.

The Assembly bypoll has been necessitated due to the death of sitting Samajwadi Party legislator Mitrasen Yadav.

Experimenting with his plan of 'Dalit-Muslim unity' ahead of the 2017 UP assembly elections, Mr Owaisi is all set to hold a series of public meetings in this area in the first week of February to drum up support for his party.

 

"We are concentrating our strength in this constituency as there are more than one lakh Muslim voters and Dalits also in equal numbers," State president of MIM Shauqat Ali told reporters.

A special team of MIM from Hyderabad, Bombay and Lucknow is camping in the area ahead of the polls.

"We have a lot to convince the Muslim community as they have traditionally supported the SP," said Ali.

Location: India, Uttar Pradesh, Faizabad