Ending the suspense over its stand in the Rajya Sabha elections in Maharashtra, Asaduddin Owaisi's All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) has decided to vote for the Shiv Sena-led (Maha Vikas Aghadi) MVA alliance. However, MLAs of AIMIM will vote for Congress candidate Imran Pratapgarhi.
The party's MP from Aurangabad, (Maharashtra) Imtiaz Jaleel, tweeted the decision hours before the polling. The AIMIM has two MLAs in the 288-member strong Maharashtra assembly.
"To defeat the BJP, our party (AIMIM) has decided to vote for the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) in the Rajya Sabha elections in Maharashtra. Our political/ideological differences, however, will continue with the Shiv Sena, which is a partner in the MVA along with Congress and the NCP,” Jaleel said in the tweet.