AIMIM approaches EC for registration as state party in UP

AIMIM approaches EC for registration as state party in UP

download (5)Lucknow ,Aug 25- Amid reports of inner bickerings within the party, the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) led by Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi has approached the Election Commission of India for registration as a state party in Uttar Pradesh, adding weight to its plans to contest the assembly elections slated to be in 2017. "The AIMIM has approached the Election Commission for registration as a state party. Once the process of registration is over, we will start our preparations for the assembly polls in a big way," party's state convener Shauqat Ali said here today. He said the party has also started the screening of candidates for panchayat elections to be held within the next couple of months. The party is looking at the panchayat elections as a dry run before the state polls. On Sunday, the party leaders met in Lucknow to constitute district-level committees for screening of candidates for panchayat polls. "In all, we will contest from around 40 districts except Bundelkhand and Varanasi as our membership drive is under way in these regions," Mr Ali said. Responding to reports of a possible split within the party, he said it was an attempt to malign the image of the party. "There is no dispute at all over office-bearers of the state unit being not invited to a meeting held in Lucknow on Sunday because the party did not have a state body as such," Mr Ali said. "Once we are registered as a state party with the Election Commission, the office-bearers of the state unit will be appointed. But this will happen after the approval of the party's national president only," he said. He said anyone who claims to be an office-bearer of the party's state unit, should back-up his claims with documentary evidence of being assigned the post by the party. Maulana Sabi-ur-Rehman, who claims to be the general secretary of AIMIM's state unit had on Sunday triggered a controversy after he alleged that he was not invited to the meeting held in the state capital.

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