Ahmedabad: MIM after losing in Bihar poll, where almost all its candidates lost their deposits, there was ongoing debate on why MIM is not contesting the forthcoming civic elections in Gujarat. Now, new rumours are making rounds in media and political circle that Asaduddin Owaisi is striking deal with Ahmed Patel, a close aide of Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Gujarat civic elections.
There is also a rumour that MIM worker will work for Congress candidates contesting in the civil poll. Meanwhile, MLA of Dariapur in Ahmedabad, Gyasuddin Sheikh talking to the media also hinted the same.
It is to be noted that Gujarat civic poll for 323 local bodies will be held on 22nd and 29th November. This election is considered as important test for “Modi wave” in his homeland after Patels’ agitation for reservation. This will be the first election after Anandiben Patel became the State’s first woman Chief Minister.
Earlier, Congress workers had approached Asaduddin Owaisi to contest Gujarat election after his younger brother Akbaruddin Owaisi accepted Prime Minister Modi’s challenge to contest election in Gujarat.