As soon as the news spread in Hyderabad that the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM), the muslim-oriented party mainly existing in the old city and a few parts of the new city of Hyderabad, has won two MLA seats in Maharashtra, the well-wishers started gathering at Darussalam, the political headquarter of the party.
In the very first attempt to expand its base out of Telangana, MIM fielded 24 candidates out of 288 assembly seats in Maharashtra. It won 2 and stood runner-up at 3 seats.
MIM bagged Byculla seat where Advocate Waris Yusuf Pathan collected 25314 votes to win with a margin of 1357. His close rival was BJP’s Madhu Chavan.
MIM’s Imtiaz Jalil from won Aurangabad Central constituency with the margin of 19982 votes defeating Pradeep Jaiswal of Shiv Sena.
After the results were announced, the party chief Asaduddin Owaisi and his brother Akbaruddin Owaisi jointly held a press conference and revealed their further aspirations. MIM will now focus on Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.