AIMIM chief Asaddudin Owaisi is expected to visit Okhla’s Shaheen Bagh today, according to posters being circulated in the locality. This is going to be his first visit to Muslim-dominated Okhla ward from where his two candidates Arif Saifi and Shah Alam are trying their luck.
After the party’s not very good performance in Uttar Pradesh, MIM is trying to test waters in Delhi fielding a few candidates with two from Abul Fazal Enclave and Zakir Nagar wards, according to sources.
The work for this election had begun early when former AAP well-known member Irfanullah Khan, who even had contested the Assembly election on AAP ticket losing to Congress Asif Md Khan, joining MIM to bolster party’s image in the national Capital. It would be interesting to see who the party performs in the MCD polls to be held on April 23.
The civic agencies are ruled by the BJP that to beat anti-incumbency has fielded no sitting councilors. Moreover, after the Assembly election landslide victory the AAP is trying its best to win the MCD polls after it failed to come out with flying colours in Punjab and Goa. Also, the party lost in the Rajouri Garden bypoll held recently.