Where is MIM MP and party president Asaduddin Owaisi these days? Despite the devastating floods, he made his appearance only for a brief period. It was more a photoop than anything else. If the MIM sources are to be believed, he is busy with the Bihar elections. He is campaigning and strategising for the assembly elections. The MIM is eyeing Bihar elections and feels that this is an important stepping stone for the party's growth.
MIM is now loking to expand its wings and extend itself beyond the confines of the Old City. The MIM is contesting 23 seats in Bihar. The party hopes to win at least 10 seats in the Muslim-dominated Kishangunj-Katihar-Purnea belt.
The MIM is part of the Grand Democratic Secular front, which has four constituents. The main alliance partner is the Bahujan Samaj Party. It feels its Jai Bheem â€“ Jai MIM strategy will help it in winning a significant number of seats. The party feels that it stands a strong chance as it had won Kishanganga Lok Sabha bypoll with a convincing margin and stood second in Seemanchal LS seat by securing a whopping 3.82 lakh votes. So, Owaisi has appointed former mayor Majid Hussain as party incharge for Bihar polls.