However, the NCP, Congress and Shiv Sena, the three members of Maharashtra’s ruling coalition, have rejected the possibility of an alliance with the AIMIM, calling the Asaduddin Owaisi-led party a “B-team” of the BJP.
AIMIM’s Lok Sabha member Imtiaz Jaleel told ET on Saturday that he made the proposal when Maharashtra’s health minister and NCP leader Rajesh Tope visited his home three days ago to offer condolences on the death of his mother.
“One of the NCP officials who was with Tope claimed that the AIMIM had helped the BJP to win in Uttar Pradesh. I quickly corrected him and said that the AIMIM had only hit the Samajwadi party with seven seats in UP,” said Jaleel. “Why are we being blamed for our struggle in UP when the NCP also contested in UP and in fact Congress in over 400 seats; weren’t the votes divided then?”
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