West Bengal Assembly Polls: Indian Secular Front Not To Oppose AIMIM
The newly formed Indian Secular Front (ISF) of Furfura Sharif cleric Abbas Siddiqui on Tuesday said his party will not oppose Asaduddin Owaisi-led AIMIM in the upcoming West Bengal Assembly polls.
"Asad Sahab came to Bengal. He came to our darbar sharif. We have told him that we are standing with him. I believe in the 2021 Assembly election votes should not be divided and thus wherever Asad Sahab's party will contest we should not field candidates. It is important to support him. The talks are going on across the table," Mr Siddiqui told ANI.
Asked about Mr Owaisi's phone call asking Mr Siddiqui to attend the former's first public meeting in Bengal on February 25, he said, "I received a call regarding the same but we have a scheduled program that is why I cannot participate. We welcome Asad Sahab in Bengal."
"The talks are on between us and the left, but things are yet to be finalised," added Mr Siddiqui.
During his first visit to Bengal after the announcement of contesting the West Bengal Assembly polls, Mr Owaisi held a discussion at Futura Sharif in Hooghly district with Abbas Siddiqui.