Asaduddin Waisi, the 52-year-old head of AIMIM (All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen), has given a message to the Congress, the Samajwadi Party and the BJP, seeking consensus on the casting. Aiming to attack across the board since Uttar Pradesh’s decision to contest next year’s assembly elections, Mr YC took refuge in humor today.
“You heard Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath say that YC is an agent of Samajwadi Party. SP says YC is an agent of BJP. Congress says I am such and such a B party. I want them all to sit down. Said.
After the assembly elections in Bihar last year, the Congress called Mr YC a “vote-cutter”. Mr YC’s party has fielded 20 candidates in key border areas, where there is a large Muslim population. The party won three seats, splitting the Muslim vote and crushing Congress’ hopes of sweeping the region.
“The BJP’s strategy of using Mr. YC’s party in the Bihar elections (Asaduddin) has been largely successful. All secular parties need to be careful about Mr. YC’s vote-cutting,” ANI quoted senior party leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury as saying.
Randeep Surjewala of the Congress has directly called him a “BJP agent”.
Two days ago, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath referred to Mr. YC as an agent of the Samajwadi Party. “Everyone knows that Mr. YC is proving to be an agent of the SP. But now UP is known as a riot-free state, not for riots,” he said.
“Every third or fourth day, there are riots in the state,” he said.
“I urge the followers of ‘Chacha Jaan’ (Uncle) and ‘Abba Jaan’ to pay close attention that if any attempt is made to harm the environment of the state by stirring up sentiments, the state government will take stern action,” the Chief Minister said.