Owaisi led AIMIM fields Imtiaz Jaleel from Aurangabad constituency

Owaisi led AIMIM fields Imtiaz Jaleel from Aurangabad constituency

Aurangabad: The Asaduddin Owaisi-led AIMIM on Tuesday announced its Maharashtra MLA Imtiaz Jaleel as the party candidate from Aurangabad Lok Sabha constituency in the western state.

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

“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 added.

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

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

Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi will be contesting from all 48 constituencies in Maharashtra. Polling would be held in Aurangabad in the third phase of elections on April 23. Voting starts from April 11 and ends on May 19. Counting of votes and result will be on May 23.