MIM's Entry Scuttled Our Party's Prospects: SDPI

Published: 26th August 2015 04:44 AM  |   Last Updated: 26th August 2015 04:44 AM   |  A+A-

BENGALURU: The Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI), which couldn’t better its tally of one seat from the previous election, has blamed All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen (AIMIM) for his party’s poor show.

25BG08.JPGSDPI state president Dr Mehboob Shareef said that is party had a chance to win few more seats if not for MIM. “A pre-poll alliance with the AIMIM would have been beneficial. However, since MIM is based in Hyderabad, we couldn’t make a decision prior to the polls,” he said. Mujahid Pasha, the SDPI candidate from Siddapura, who edged out the Congress candidate by 385 votes said that his victory was expected. “We’ve a blue print for the development of the ward, which will be implemented in the next five years,” he said.

BPAC Endorsed

In a release, the Bangalore Political Action Committee (BPAC) has claimed that 23 of the 50 candidates who were backed by it have won the polls. Of the 23, 13 are from BJP, nine from the Congress and one from JD(S).


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