Aurangabad, Maharashtra, Sep 10: The All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen has announced to fight the coming Vidhan Sabha elections on it's own, alleging that those having association with the RSS, have joined the Vanchit Bahujan Agadhi (VBA) and were acting on their guidelines. Addressing a press conference here on Monday, AIMIM MP and party state president Imitiaz Jaleel said the talks regarding alliance with the VBA were underway for a couple of months and at the same time, they were continuing talks with the Congress also.
'VBA chief Prakash Ambedkar has parted ways with our party. We will now contest the election on our own', he said. 'From Tuesday, the party is going to start interviews of aspiring candidates from various Assembly constituencies in the state and likely to announce the name of some of the candidates on the same day', he added.
According to Mr Jaleel, talks were going on between party chief Asaduddin Owaisi and VBA chief Ambedkar.
'We had handed over a list of 98 and 74 seats, respectively and discussion was held with their Parliamentary board members.
'However, the VBA offered only eight seats in the state election, which were not acceptable to us. They should have offered at least 40-50 seats,' he added.
Mr Jaleel said that a letter has been issued to break up the alliance with VBA, only after taking consent from party chief Owaisi. (UNI)