Asaduddin Owaisi’s All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen, or AIMIM on Thursday sprung a surprise in the bypoll to Kishanganj assembly constituency of Bihar, signalling that the party get a foothold in the state’s politics.
In Kishanganj, Qamrul Hoda, defeated Sweety Singh of the Bharatiya Janata Party by 10,204 votes.
The party fielded its state president Akhtarul Iman in the Lok Sabha election from Kishanganj earlier this year, but he finished third.
The AIMIM had contested from six constituencies in Bihar in the 2015 state elections, but failed to win any.
The Kishanganj Assembly seat fell vacant after Javed Alam of the Congress was elected to Parliament in May