- Asaduddin to contest UP Assembly elections
- Comment says time will tell who to ally with
The MIM, along with the big parties BJP, Samajwadi Party, Bahujan Samaj and Congress, also took the UP elections seriously. UP hopes to enter the election ring soon and win as many seats as possible. With a total of 403 assembly seats in UP .. ready to contest in 100 seats. The OIC also made key remarks on these alliances. He said talks were underway with one or two parties on forming a coalition. Time will tell who to ally with. However, the OIC had earlier tried to form alliances with the Bahujan Samaj Party and its partner Sankalp Morcha, but failed.
The MIM is entering the UP election ring targeting the votes of Dalits and Muslims. If the MIM is able to snatch the votes of the Samajwadi Party, which relies heavily on the Muslim vote bank, there will be a huge loss to that party. It is against this backdrop that political analysts say the chances of MIM joining the Samajwadi Party are slim.