A day after several reports claimed that the former Congress President Rahul Gandhi went on a vacation to Bangkok just few weeks ahead of Maharashtra and Haryana elections, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi took a swipe at the crippled Congress party saying that not even the best Calcium injection can strengthen the party.
Even the best calcium injection cannot strengthen Congress: Asaduddin Owaisi
— Economic Times (@EconomicTimes) October 7, 2019
While addressing a public meeting for the October 21 Maharashtra assembly elections on Sunday, Owaisi said, “The Congress party has been wiped out from the political landscape of the country and its revival is impossible even if it was administered with a calcium injection.”
Defying expectations, the AIMIM, which had been a city-based party with its influence limited to Old Hyderabad, had in 2014 managed to make inroads in the Maharashtra Vidhan Sabha by winning 2 seats. The All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen (AIMIM) had fought the 2019 Lok Sabha elections in Maharashtra in-coalition with Prakash Ambedkar’s Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh (BBM) under the coalition of Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA). The VBA had won Aurangabad Lok Sabha seat.
The BJP alone is not the only threat Congress and its alliance partners are facing in Maharashtra. AIMIM too poses a considerable threat to the Congress as it was instrumental in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections in splitting the votes of Dalits and Muslims, gravely affecting the prospects of Congress candidates in the elections on many seats.