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2024 Elections: AIMIM may field more candidates from Seemanchal region of Bihar

The All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen (AIMIM) is planning to field more candidates from the Seemanchal region of Bihar in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, party chief and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi said on Saturday.

“We are planning to field candidates on more parliamentary seats from the Seemanchal region of Bihar in the coming Lok Sabha polls. In the last Lok Sabha elections, we contested one seat only in this region and that was Kishanganj”, Owaisi told reporters here, PTI reported.

Seemanchal includes the most backward and flood-affected districts of Bihar and stands at the bottom of the 90 minority concentrated districts of India. The Muslim populated region is backward, both in terms of its socio-economic standing and its infrastructure indicators.

“This time apart from Kishanganj we are planning to field our candidates on three more seats. The final decision will be taken very soon. Besides, I met a delegation of our party leaders from Jharkhand also. We are also considering to field our candidates on two three seats in the tribal state in the 2024 Lok Sabha polls”, said Owaisi.

Owaisi also talked about the proposed Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) campus in Kishanganj.

He went on to say: “The AMU campus in Kishanganj is still a non-starter. The BJP-led Union government and the Nitish Kumar-led Bihar government are responsible for this. Administrative as well as technical hurdles in the construction of AMU campus in Kishanganj can easily be resolved, if both Union and state governments take the matter seriously.”

“The construction work of AMU campus in Kishanganj started during the UPA regime and… stopped the work. Since then no efforts were made by the authorities concerned to pursue the matter”, Owaisi added.

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