AIMIM Denies BJP Power in Gujarat’s Godhra Civic Body by Backing Independents


The AIMIM extended unconditional support to 17 Independents to form the board

Clarion India

GODHRA — After being the ruling party in Gujarat’s Godhra municipality since 2002, BJP lost power thanks to AIMIM’s strategy and decision to support independents.

In polls held on February 28 for Godhra municipality, BJP and Independents won 18 seats each while AIMIM bagged seven in its debut in the state’s politics and one went to Congress.

The AIMIM extended unconditional support to 17 Independents to form the board, with the posts of president and vice president going to Independents Sanjay Soni and Akram Patel respectively, AIMIM state president Sabir Kabliwala said, according to PTI report.

“Out of seventeen Independents who are part of the 44-strong board, five are non-Muslims. We were successful in stopping BJP from returning to power in Godhra municipality,” Mr Kabliwala told news agency PTI.

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