UP polls: AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi to start campaign from Kairana on Friday
All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen headed by Asaduddin Owaisi will kick-start its UP Assembly election campaign on Friday from Kairana in neighbouring Shamli district.
AIMIM spokesperson Shadab Chouhan said that Owaisi would address an election meeting in support of his party candidate on January 13.
The party, which is based in Hyderabad, has released a list of its 11 candidates, including Masiulla from Kairana constituency, for the first phase of Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls.
Issues related to the deprived sections of the society including backwards classes and Dalits will be the main campaign topics for AIMIM.
On the other hand, Muzaffarnagar district authorities have started security arrangements for the forthcoming assembly polls in six constituencies in the first phase.
Kairana had grabbed attention when BJP MP Hukum Singh released a list of Hindu families which the MP claimed had left their homes and fled because of “threat and extortion by criminal elements belonging to a particular community.”
Political parties, especially Congress and Samajwadi Party, had slammed BJP for trying to stoke communal tension in Uttar Pradesh ahead of the state Assembly elections.