Asaduddin Owaisi’s visit blends the pot in Bihar’s Seemanchal area
Seemanchal, the hotbed of Muslim governmental issues in northeastern Bihar, has been mixed politically by a late visit by All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) boss Asaduddin Owaisi in front of state get together surveys.
Despite the fact that it was Owaisi’s lady visit to Bihar, it had all the earmarks of being a move to make a circumstance verging on much the same as the Lok Sabha surveys, when JD-U competitor Akhtarul Iman singularly withdrew from the challenge in Kishanganj to reinforce the hands of the Congress chosen one and turn away a split in common votes.
The Congress and RJD hopefuls won from Kishanganj and Araria Lok Sabha seats, however there was an in number polarization of Hindu votes over the state, prompting the triumph of the BJP-drove National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in 31 of the 40 parliamentary seats in Bihar.
This time as well, Iman was instrumental in welcoming Owaisi to Bihar and sorting out a rally at Kishanganj only two days prior to Prime Minister Narendra Modi tended to a social occasion in Saharsa on August 18.
The colossal group at Modi’s rally, notwithstanding substantial downpours, was a sign of the solidification for the BJP.
In any case, the aggravating capability of Owaisi’s visit was recognized by Lok Janshakti Party boss Ram Vilas Paswan, a NDA associate, and Tariq Anwar of the NCP, who undermined to split far from the Grand Alliance drove by Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad.
Owaisi’s searing discourse to a social event of nearly 30,000 in Kishanganj focused on RJD boss Lalu Prasad and boss pastor Nitish Kumar, and brought on alarm in political circles, particularly among pioneers of the Grand Alliance, for example, Mohammad Taslimuddin and Maulana Asrarul Haque, a Congress MP.
It is hazy whether Owaisi will catch up his attack into Bihar, particularly in Seemanchal, however he has risen the new notice kid among Muslim youths.
Sources said the AIMIM could handle competitors in almost 30 seats in Seemanchal, which contains Kishanganj, Araria, Katihar, Purnia and abutting zones of Kosi area, and has countless voters.
Muslims make up more than 69% of the electorate in Kishanganj while their vicinity in different voting public in Seemanchal is somewhere around 20% and 40%.
Bihar has an aggregate electorate of 66.8 million and Muslims make up 16% of the state’s populace. The quantity of seats in the Bihar get together is 243 and Muslim voters assume a conclusive part in 50 of them, incorporating 30 in Seemanchal and adjacent territories.
Owaisi required an uncommon bundle for Seemanchal to charm Muslim voters and excoriated Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad, holding them “in charge of the backwardness” of the area.
A three-term Lok Sabha MP from Hyderabad, Owaisi has kept up he is against the philosophy of Hindutva however not against Hindus.
His points against Lalu Prasad and Nitish Kumar made an effect on Muslim voters. “The administration’s cases on improvement of Seemanchal district are an eyewash as the range keeps on remaining the most in reverse,” said Mohammed Asrar of Araria.
Such assessments are not a decent sign for the Grand Alliance, which has stuck its trusts on the votes of Bihar’s Muslim electorate of 17% in its battle against the BJP.
Of the three gatherings of the Grand Alliance, Owaisi’s entrance is prone to bring about more mischief to Lalu Prasad’s RJD, which perseveringly courted the Muslim-Yadav blend in the course of recent years.
The RJD surveyed about 22% votes and the JD-U collected 15% votes notwithstanding amid the solid Narendra Modi wave in a year ago’s broad race. Yet, spectators say Owaisi’s entrance could prompt a change.
“As Owaisi’s gathering gets more grounded, the issues for the Grand Alliance will emphasize and cut into Muslim votes. In the meantime, the possibilities of a BJP-drove NDA will get to be more grounded as it will enrapture voters on public lines,” said Anirudh Yadav of Banmankhi.
Yadav voters in the Saharsa-Madhepura area are embittered with Lalu Prasad on account of his choice to hold hands with Nitish Kumar, considered in charge of the group’s disregard amid the JD-U tenet of the previous decade.
In the event that the BJP figures out how to get the whipping so as to back of Yadavs up Hindu notions, the saffron gathering could excel in Seemanchal. Be that as it may, the BJP does not have a Yadav pioneer coordinating the stature of Lalu Prasad.
“There is embitterment among the Yadavs however the BJP does not have a conspicuous Yadav pioneer who can channelise hostile to Nitish notions to its side,” said Bhola Yadav of Sikti.
The trepidation of a surge by Owaisi is tangible among pioneers of the Grand Alliance, for example, Taslimuddin, who as of late changed sides from the JD-U to RJD and is presently a sharp commentator of Nitish Kumar.
“It is a bigger connivance to gap minority votes. Owaisi’s gathering will transform into a ‘vote katwa’ and in the end help the BJP,” he said.
It might be a peculiar fortuitous event yet Owaisi’s vicinity has constantly helped the BJP, as it did amid get together surveys in Maharashtra. On the off chance that he chooses to enter the Bihar ring, it could help the BJP-drove union.