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The Aam Aadmi Party, with 2,097 contestants and All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen (AIMIM), that has fielded candidates in minority-dominated seats in Godhra, Modasa and Bharuch municipalities will contest against the BJP and Congress.(PTI/ File photo)

Gujarat local bodies polls tomorrow: All you need to know

Written by Prashasti Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2021 10:10 PM IST
These elections come within a week of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) winning all six civic corporation polls held in Ahmedabad, Jamnagar, Bhavnagar, Surat, Rajkot and Vadodara.
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The ruling BJP is on a high after winning all six civic corporation polls, while the Congress believe that the recent hike in fuel prices might derail the party's momentum ahead of the polls. (Representative Image)(HT)
The ruling BJP is on a high after winning all six civic corporation polls, while the Congress believe that the recent hike in fuel prices might derail the party's momentum ahead of the polls. (Representative Image)(HT)

Gujarat set for local body polls; AAP, AIMIM emerge as dark horses

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Nilavro Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2021 10:06 PM IST
The parties will contest for 81 municipalities, 31 district panchayats and 231 taluka panchayats, the counting for which is scheduled for March 2 as per the Election Commission.
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Gadwal Vijayalakshmi of the TRS was elected as the first citizen of Hyderabad(Mayor) in Hyderabad on Thursday. (ANI Photo)
Gadwal Vijayalakshmi of the TRS was elected as the first citizen of Hyderabad(Mayor) in Hyderabad on Thursday. (ANI Photo)

GHMC polls: TRS wins mayoral posts with AIMIM extending last-minute support

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 11, 2021 07:07 PM IST
  • The first citizen of Hyderabad was elected by a show of hands, after the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen extended support to TRS candidate Gadwal Vijayalakshmi’s nomination at the eleventh hour.
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Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar and deputy chief minister Tarkishore Prasad(PTI)
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar and deputy chief minister Tarkishore Prasad(PTI)

‘Something’s cooking’: Bihar DyCM fuels speculations after meeting RJD MLAs

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Purnea
PUBLISHED ON FEB 03, 2021 10:36 AM IST
  • Bihar chief of the AIMIM said that the party MLAs want development of the Seemanchal region either by hook or by crook.
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BJP leader Sakshi Maharaj told reporters that he had come to see his ailing mother in Giridih after giving prior information.(PTI)
BJP leader Sakshi Maharaj told reporters that he had come to see his ailing mother in Giridih after giving prior information.(PTI)

Owaisi would help BJP in UP and West Bengal polls, says Skashi Maharaj

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Kanpur
PUBLISHED ON JAN 14, 2021 12:53 PM IST
  • Sakshi Maharaj’s statement assumes significance in the view of AIMIM’s impressive showing in Bihar polls, which is believed to have dented the prospects of the candidates from the Mahagathbandhan
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AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi.(PTI)
AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi.(PTI)

Owaisi visits Varanasi, says 'will put up a tough fight in UP polls'

By HT Correspondent, Varanasi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 12, 2021 11:12 PM IST
  • The AIMIM and Omprakash Rajbhar’s SBSP would contest the 2022 Uttar Pradesh polls, said Owaisi.
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AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi.(PTI)
AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi.(PTI)

Owaisi’s politics won’t work in Bengal: Muslim clerics react to AIMIM’s poll debut

By Tanmay Chatterjee | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON JAN 08, 2021 12:59 PM IST
The BJP, which has been accusing chief minister Mamata Banerjee of appeasing the minority community for years, has said that AIMIM is an independent party and can contest anywhere
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Asaduddin Owaisi’s brand of politics is not suitable for Kerala, said Muslim League senior leader PK Kunhalikutty. (Photo @aimim_national)
Asaduddin Owaisi’s brand of politics is not suitable for Kerala, said Muslim League senior leader PK Kunhalikutty. (Photo @aimim_national)

Youth urge Asaduddin Owaisi to launch party in Kerala, Muslim League cautious

By Ramesh Babu and Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 05:49 PM IST
In Kerala, the League has been enjoying the support of the Muslim community for more than four decades and political observers often attribute its presence to peaceful communal co-existence in the state.
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File photo: AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi.(PTI)
File photo: AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi.(PTI)

Eyes on Bengal polls, Owaisi seeks help from anti-TMC leader Abbas Siddiqui

By Tanmay Chatterjee | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 04:06 AM IST
After a two-hour meeting, Owaisi said Siddiqui will decide how the AIMIM will contest the Bengal polls while he will stay behind the young leader.
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AIMIM MP Imtiaz Jaleel met with BTP’s Chhotubhai Vasava in his residence at Jhagadia in Bharuch district.(Twitter/@Chhotu_Vasava)
AIMIM MP Imtiaz Jaleel met with BTP’s Chhotubhai Vasava in his residence at Jhagadia in Bharuch district.(Twitter/@Chhotu_Vasava)

AIMIM joins hands with BTP to contest local polls in Gujarat

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Srivatsan K C | Bharuch
PUBLISHED ON JAN 02, 2021 10:07 PM IST
“(Asaduddin) Owaisi is with the people who are fighting for the Indian Constitution. We will fight for our rights that are being taken away by the Narendra Modi government which is doing nothing for the poor...We will contest the upcoming elections to local bodies with the AIMIM,” Vasava told reporters.
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File photo: AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi.(PTI)
File photo: AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi.(PTI)

BTP, Owaisi come together for Gujarat local polls, target Congress vote bank

By Darshan Desai | Hindustan Times, Ahmedabad
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2020 09:07 PM IST
This comes over a week after Asaduddin Owaisi of the AIMIM declared his support to the BTP in Rajasthan.
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Police said AIMIM leader Farooq Ahmed will now be charged for murder after the death of one of the persons injured in the firing opened by him.(Videograb)
Police said AIMIM leader Farooq Ahmed will now be charged for murder after the death of one of the persons injured in the firing opened by him.(Videograb)

Man fired at by AIMIM leader succumbs in Hyderabad

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2020 12:41 PM IST
Zameer was one of the three injured in the firing, the other two being Syed Mannan and Syed Mohtesham.
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AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi has an ambitious plan to extend party’s footprints in states such as Bengal, UP and MP after Bihar.(PTI)
AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi has an ambitious plan to extend party’s footprints in states such as Bengal, UP and MP after Bihar.(PTI)

AIMIM readies to enter MP politics with local body polls; survey tests water

By Shruti Tomar | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Bhopal
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2020 02:35 PM IST
The findings of the survey, to be completed soon, will be discussed with AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi.
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AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi is expanding party in West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh after gaining foothold in Bihar.(PTI Photo)
AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi is expanding party in West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh after gaining foothold in Bihar.(PTI Photo)

UP 2022 Assembly polls: AIMIM’s bid to expand starts turf war with Peace party

By Rajesh Kumar Singh | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2020 06:31 PM IST
AIMIM had fielded candidates on 38 seats in the 2017 Assembly election in Uttar Pradesh, however, it failed to open its account and polled just 0.24% votes.
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The BJP seeks to expand its presence in the South by offering representation to communities that have been historically marginalised.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
The BJP seeks to expand its presence in the South by offering representation to communities that have been historically marginalised.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

BJP’s backward classes strategy starts to pay dividends in South

By Gilles Verniers, Kiran Kumar Gowd, Surya Rao Sangem | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 16, 2020 02:25 AM IST
The ability of the BJP to combine support from traditional elites and small as well as marginal backward groups has now become a trademark of party’s electoral strategy.
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All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen president Asaduddin Owaisi held a meeting with West Bengal party leaders in Hyderabad.(PTI)
All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen president Asaduddin Owaisi held a meeting with West Bengal party leaders in Hyderabad.(PTI)

AIMIM setting up election machinery in Bengal; BJP, TMC play down threat

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2020 07:44 AM IST
AIMIM won five seats in recently held Bihar polls and is hoping to have a telling impact on West Bengal elections too.
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Despite emerging as the largest party in the GHMC election, TRS may need support to win mayor post.(PTI)
Despite emerging as the largest party in the GHMC election, TRS may need support to win mayor post.(PTI)

GHMC election: Why TRS may need support of others to win mayor post

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2020 11:16 PM IST
With 55 wards so far and 31 ex-officio members, the TRS will stand at 86, a few mark behind the majority mark if GHMC’s total strength is counted as 195, including the ex-officio members who get to vote for the mayor post.
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Hinting at a secret coalition going on between the TRS and AIMIM for the mayor and the deputy mayor posts in Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation G Kishan Reddy on Saturday said Owaisi and KCR eat biryani together(PTI)
Hinting at a secret coalition going on between the TRS and AIMIM for the mayor and the deputy mayor posts in Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation G Kishan Reddy on Saturday said Owaisi and KCR eat biryani together(PTI)

News updates from Hindustan Times: BJP leader G Krishna Reddy hints at secret coalition between AIMIM, TRS and all the latest news

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2020 05:23 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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Kishan Reddy alleged that KCR has planned a meeting at his house to figure out the way ahead with the AIMIM. (Photo: ANI)
Kishan Reddy alleged that KCR has planned a meeting at his house to figure out the way ahead with the AIMIM. (Photo: ANI)

‘Owaisi and KCR eat biryani together,’ says Kishan Reddy, AIMIM says no decision on alliance yet

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2020 07:22 PM IST
KCR is an able politician, Owaisi said on Saturday as speculations of his alliance with TRS are rife.
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In the last GHMC election, the TRS won in 99 wards. AIMIM bagged 44, with the remaining seven wards won by other parties and Independents.(ANI)
In the last GHMC election, the TRS won in 99 wards. AIMIM bagged 44, with the remaining seven wards won by other parties and Independents.(ANI)

BJP’s rise, TRS’ decline and AIMIM’s best strike rate: Key takeaways from Hyderabad civic poll results

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 05, 2020 09:21 AM IST
The TRS this time won fewer seats than it won in the 2016 elections when it had won a majority in the elections to GHMC.
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Female voters show their voter ID slips as they stand in a queue to vote for the GHMC election, in Hyderabad on Thursday.(ANI Photo)
Female voters show their voter ID slips as they stand in a queue to vote for the GHMC election, in Hyderabad on Thursday.(ANI Photo)

GHMC election results 2020: AIMIM candidates win in Mehdipatnam and Dabeerpura divisions

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2020 01:06 PM IST
Out of the total 150 wards in the GHMC, polling was held for 149 wards on December 1 and a fresh poll was conducted on Thursday in one ward. In the last GHMC election, the AIMIM had bagged 44 seats.
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Indians wearing face masks as a precaution against the coronavirus walk out after casting their votes, at a polling booth during the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) elections in Hyderabad, India, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)
Indians wearing face masks as a precaution against the coronavirus walk out after casting their votes, at a polling booth during the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) elections in Hyderabad, India, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)

GHMC election results 2020: During the first round of counting, TRS takes lead in 31 wards

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2020 12:31 PM IST
GHMC election result 2020: Majid Hussain of Asaduddin Owaisi’s AIMIM has registered first win in the elections, from the Mehdipatnam division. The BJP and Congress were leading in 12 and one wards respectively.
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Visual from a vote counting centre (HT Photos)
Visual from a vote counting centre (HT Photos)

GHMC poll results LIVE updates: No clear winner emerges, BJP makes major gains

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2020 09:10 PM IST
GHMC poll results LIVE Updates: As per the latest leads, the TRS is ahead in 70 divisions followed by the AIMIM, BJP and Congress in 45, 30 and four divisions respectively.
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On Tuesday morning, people were seen lined up at various polling booths to cast their votes. Union minister G Kishan Reddy voted at the Deeksha Modern School in Kachiguda.(PTI Photo. Representative image)
On Tuesday morning, people were seen lined up at various polling booths to cast their votes. Union minister G Kishan Reddy voted at the Deeksha Modern School in Kachiguda.(PTI Photo. Representative image)

GHMC polls updates: Polling continues to be slow, 18.2% turnout till 1pm

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by: Harshit Sabarwal | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2020 01:36 PM IST
The counting of votes will take place on December 4 and results will be declared in the evening. This year’s election is witnessing voting through the paper ballot system rather than the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs).
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The Telangana State Election Commission (SEC) has made elaborate arrangements for the balloting process by deploying 48,000 (including reserve) polling personnel and 52,500 strong police force.(AP file photo)
The Telangana State Election Commission (SEC) has made elaborate arrangements for the balloting process by deploying 48,000 (including reserve) polling personnel and 52,500 strong police force.(AP file photo)

GHMC polls: Stage set for battle on Tuesday

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma | Hyderabad
PUBLISHED ON NOV 30, 2020 01:58 PM IST
As many as 74,44,260 voters would exercise their franchise using ballot papers to elect their representatives in the 150-ward Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC), according to official data.
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Union Home Minister Amit Shah addresses media, ahead of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) elections, in Hyderabad.(PTI)
Union Home Minister Amit Shah addresses media, ahead of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) elections, in Hyderabad.(PTI)

GHMC polls: Mayor of Hyderabad will be from BJP, says Amit Shah

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2020 04:46 PM IST
Shah took a jibe at Telangana Rashtriya Samiti (TRS) and the Congress and said that these two political parties are a hindrance to Hyderabad’s all-round development.
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AIMIM leader Akbaruddin Owaisi(Twitter/@imAkbarOwaisi)
AIMIM leader Akbaruddin Owaisi(Twitter/@imAkbarOwaisi)

AIMIM’s Akbaruddin Owaisi, BJP leader Bandi Sanjay Kumar booked for comments on ex-PM and TDP founder

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Hyderabad
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2020 03:40 PM IST
Akbaruddin Owaisi, younger brother of AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi, courted a controversy, asking whether ‘samadhis’ of former PM PV Narasimha Rao and TDP founder NT Rama Rao on Hussain Sagar lake bank would be removed.
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BJP president JP Naddawill visit the state this weekend for campaigning.(PTI file photo)
BJP president JP Naddawill visit the state this weekend for campaigning.(PTI file photo)

From Covid-19 vaccine promise to heavyweight BJP campaign: Why all eyes are on Hyderabad civic body election

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Deepali Sharma | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2020 01:22 PM IST
The BJP has alleged secret alliance between AIMIM and TRS that are known to have friendly relations. However, TRS has denied all such allegations.
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AIMIM President and MP Asaduddin Owaisi participates in a door-to-door GHMC election campaign for Jambagh candidate Jadala Ravindra at Jambagh division in Hyderabad.(PTI)
AIMIM President and MP Asaduddin Owaisi participates in a door-to-door GHMC election campaign for Jambagh candidate Jadala Ravindra at Jambagh division in Hyderabad.(PTI)

AIMIM leader Owaisi accuses BJP of promoting hatred, says demanded Rs 10 crore for building temple

By Asian News International | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Hyderabad
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 06:10 AM IST
Appealing to voters to vote for the AIMIM in the upcoming GHMC polls, Owaisi added the BJP hated Majlis because they opposed the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, National Register of Citizens and other “unconstitutional Bills” brought by them.
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AIMIM president and MP Asaduddin Owaisi participates in a door-to-door GHMC election campaign for Jambagh candidate Jadala Ravindra at Jambagh division in Hyderabad.(PTI)
AIMIM president and MP Asaduddin Owaisi participates in a door-to-door GHMC election campaign for Jambagh candidate Jadala Ravindra at Jambagh division in Hyderabad.(PTI)

‘What funds did Centre provide for development, flood relief to Hyderabad?’ asks Owaisi

By Asian News International | Posted by Mallika Soni | Asian News International
PUBLISHED ON NOV 24, 2020 03:28 PM IST
Owaisi was campaigning for his party AIMIM for the upcoming Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) elections, which are slated to be held on December 1.
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