AIMIM, which made its electoral Lok Sabha debut in Bihar, made serious inroads into the Congress' bastion. Muslim votes make up for about 70 per cent of the total in Kishanganj. The seat has been represented by the Congress in 2009 and 2014 Lok Sabha elections as well.
The Hyderabad-based AIMIM is for the first time, since its inception, contesting Lok Sabha seats outside Hyderabad. Aurangabad, with a Muslim vote share of between 20 and 25 per cent, has long been seen as a seat where the chances of a Muslim candidate winning are relatively high.
Prakash Ambedkar’s Bharatiya Republican Party Bahujan Mahasangh and Asaduddin Owaisi’s All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) had joined forces to form the VBA in a bid to consolidate the Muslim-Dalit votes and provide an alternative to the established alliances in the state.
Currently a citizen of Sweden, Taslima Nasreen was given a one-year visa extension by the Indian government from July 23, 2017. She was sent back from the Aurangabad airport, as soon as she landed, following protests by some AIMIM members. To know more about the story watch out the video
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