Lok Sabha Polls 2019: AIMIM Fields Imtiaz Jaleel from Aurangabad in Maharashtra

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The All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) is contesting Lok Sabha elections for the first time outside Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

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HYDERABAD — The All India Ittehadul Muslimeen led by Asaduddin Owaisi on Tuesday announced its Maharashtra MLA Imtiaz Jaleel as the party candidate from Aurangabad Lok Sabha constituency in the western state, reports PTI.

“Imtiaz Jaleel will be AIMIM’s candidate for the Aurangabad Parliamentary Constituency,” Owaisi tweeted.

The All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) is contesting Lok Sabha elections for the first time outside Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

AIMIM has fielded its Bihar unit chief Akther Ul Imam from Kishanganj parliamentary constituency in the state, party sources said here.

Jaleel, sitting MLA from Aurangabad Central, tweeted he “will be contesting MP seat from Aurangabad on Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi and MIM ticket”.

Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi is headed by Dalit leader Prakash Ambedkar, who has formed an alliance with the AIMIM.

“It’s time for my city to change. It’s not about ME. From here on its always going to be WE. Let’s all vote for Aurangabad,” Jaleel said.

Polling would be held in Aurangabad in the third phase of elections on April 23.

(With inputs from PTI)

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