• Nitish carrying jungle raj, corruption: Asif

    sm-asif-picNEW DELHI - The All India Minority Front (AIMF) chief SM Asif said on Thursday Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar cannot develop Bihar and govern it with jungle raj and RJD’s corruption on the other hand.

    Targeting JDU and RJD for hindering development of Bihar for the sake of power, Asif said: “Both Lalu and Nitish ruled Bihar for 25 years and kept it underdeveloped and backward.”

    Only an AIMF-led Bihar Progressive Alliance government, if it forms the next government, is committed to develop Bihar, he said. “People in Bihar are forced to live without safe drinking water, electricity, health and education facilities, courtesy the rule of Nitish and Lalu.”

    In a statement, Mr Asif said reform in the educational system, loan waiver to farmers, flood crisis, and creation of jobs for everyone are some of the issues they will insist on inclusion in the agenda.

    The AIMF leader said if they come to power, they will undo the injustices meted to the state and its people over the past 15 years.

    “Anarchy is prevailing all over, as criminals are holding sway over the governance. People are compelled to migrate for sustenance, even as the government keeps patting itself on its back for development,” said Mr Asif.

    He said jobs for every migrant, loan waiver scheme to farmers, revamping the policing system to rein in criminals, development of mothersa, and the revival of industries are part of the agenda they have offered.

  • Asif in Patna forms ‘Alliance’ to take on JDU-led Govt in polls

    bpaPATNA, 22 September, 2020 - The All India Minority Front (AIMF) chief SM Asif on Tuesday formed a ‘Bihar Progressive Alliance (BPA)’ of all regional and secular parties, to oust the Nitish Kumar- led government in the forthcoming assembly elections.

    “We have formed an alliance, including the National Lokmat Party, the Kranti Morcha Dal and the National Secular Majlis Party to ensure the defeat of the JDU-led government in the state,” he said in a press conference at a Patna Hotel on Tuesday.

    The AIMF leader claimed the people of the state want a change and so the BPA in its meeting decided that many other parties will be consulted in this regard and to contest all Bihar Assembly seats.

    Mr Asif said the alliance would have a common agenda including  farmer loan waiver scheme, Rs one lakh in poor girl marriage, free bus ticket to women, unemployment benefit  Rs 3000, Old age and widow pension Rs 5000, half electricity and water bills are some of the issues they will insist on inclusion in the agenda.

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    Mohd Asharul Haq, president of National Secular Majlis Party slammed the government over “virtual campaigning” and said it was “cheating and nothing else”.

    While Mahatab Alam of National Lokmat Party cited figures to show how Bihar had been lagging in sectors such as health, education, industry, road and farmers’ economic condition. “Corruption has also been a major issue in this regime in Bihar…without bribe, no work happens here”, he alleged.
    “At present, we all are here but many more leaders are in touch and will come with us with”, he added.

  • SC order on Patna Collectorate a big jolt to Nitish govt: Asif

    sm-asif-picNEW DELHI - The All India Minority Front (AIMF) on Saturday said the Supreme Court has given a big jolt to the Nitish government’s “illegal activities” by ruling that status quo in the case related to demolition of centuries old Patna Collectorate complex.

    Ahead of the Assembly elections in Bihar in October-November, the Chief Minister had on Wednesday inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of 29 buildings worth Rs 622.22 crore, including construction of a new structure for Patna Collectorate.

    The party leader SM Asif in a statement said the Nitish government should resign and face the probe in various schemes inaugurated by the chief minister and the prime minister during the last few days.

    Mr Asif said nothing has changed in Bihar in the last 15 years and added the Nitish government failure to take adequate measures in tackling the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic and the annual flood woes.

    The AIMF chief also informed that people who have recently been appointed as Panchayat teachers are very angry over filling the date of joining September 1 for the facility of EPF in Bihar.

    On this, he asked how long the state government has been fooling the innocent people of Bihar.

  • All India Minority front List of 45 candidates from different assembly constituency for Bihar

    All India Minority front List of 45 candidates from different  assembly constituency of All India Minority Front given below. 

    1. Valmiki Nagar – Anwer Ansari     2. Bagaha – Shashi Kumar Gupta
    3. Nautan – Md Nayeb Moula           4. Narkatia – Md Yasir Siddiqui
    5. Govindganj – Abdul Shams           6.Kalyanpur – MD Firoz Alam
    7. Pipra – Md Sheikh Nawab             8. Madhuban – Md Hashmatullah Khan
    9. Motihari – Manish Kumar             10. Dhaka – Rajesh Jaiswal
    11. Sheohar – Imamuddin Siddiqui  12. Sursand – Md. Munna Khan
    13. Bajpatti – Rajeev Kumar              14. Runisaidpur – Vishal Prasad
    15.Belsand – Aditya Kumar Singh     16.Harlakhi – Bajrangi Yadav
    17. Khajauli – Vinod prasad Singh    18.Bisfi – Er. Meraj Hussain
    19. Madhubani – Akhilesh  Mishra   20.Jhanjharpur – Ramlakhan Yadav
    21.Phulparas – Mukesh Manjhi         22.Laukaha- Sat Prakash Singh
    23.Nirmali – Ranjan Kumar               24.Pipra – Vipul Sinha
    25.Supaul – Md Mahmood Alam      26. Tribeniganj – Sunaina Devi
    27. Chhatapur – Pappu Singh            28. Narpatganj – Moulana Ismail Qasmi
    29. Forbesganj -  Gayasuddin Ahmed     30.Araria – MD Hamid Khan
    31. Jokihat – Adv. Qausaar Alam         32. Bahadurganj – Md Shamim Akhtar
    33. Thakurganj – Md Nasir Shaikh      34. Kishanganj – Moulana Tasheen
    35. Kochadhaman – Javed Hussain     36.Amour – Afreen Aman
    37.Kasba – Abdul Mannan                     38. Rupauli – Kiran kumari
    39. Dhamdaha – Sarla Kumari            40. Purnia – Mahjabeen Bano
    41. Katihar – Aaisha Perween              42. Kadwa – Moulana M. M chaturvedi
    43. Balrampur- MD. Aftab Barsoi       44.Manihari- Anjali Soren
    45. Barari – Sageer Alam

  • Asif demands white paper on Bihar development

    sm-asif-picNEW DELHI, 17 September, 2020 - The AIMF leader SM Asif has demanded the Nitish Kumar government to come out with a white paper on its various schemes announced during the election session, saying, no development work was done in Bihar from the last 15 years.

    The All India Minority Front (AIMF) chief issued a statement to this effect this evening challenging the Nitish government’s development model, but urged Nitish Kumar and Prime Minister Narendra Modi to not lie to the people.

    On Nitish Kumar’s claims that the sufficient development was done in the past 15 years, Asif stated, “The bulb and the road he is talking about is that of before 15 years.”

    Thaali and Taali initiatives will not work. The Bihar development depends on its employment generation and better education, Mr Asif remarked.

    Asif also expressed confidence in the public and predicted that the NDA regime will come to an end in the October 2020 assembly elections and the AIMF with regional and secular parties will put up a decent performance in Bihar.

    “We will fight, win and will proceed,” he stated.

  • Asif welcomes stay on Sudarshan TV show

    sm-asif-picNEW DELHI - The All India Minority Front (AIMF), which is going to  fight 100 seats in the upcoming Bihar Assembly elections, has welcomed the Supreme Court’s decision to stay telecast of remaining ‘UPSC Jihad’ episodes on Sudarshan TV.

    Accusing the channel of targeting a particular community, AIMF chief SM Asif said that the show starts with ISIS face shots and added that this is nothing but hate speech and communalizing something, which is not communal.

    “The show basically means all Muslims coming to the UPSC are Jihadis. This is incorrect. This may be done under the guise of investigative journalism,  Asif said.

    “The Delhi High Court  had earlier issued a notice after hearing the plea challenging the go-ahead given by the Information and Broadcasting Ministry,” he noted.

    Mr Asif has demanded registration of a criminal case against Sudarshan News channel’s editor-in-chief Suresh Chavhanke and his immediate arrest on charges of promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion and indulging into acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony, national integration and deliberately maligning the defaming the image of the Jamia Millia Islamia university.

  • Asif questions PM’s new schemes to Bihar

    sm-asif-picNEW DELHI, 15 September 2020 - With the date for announcement of assembly election drawing closer, Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar and Prime Minister Narendra Modi are busy men, inaugurating new development schemes, launching completed ones and making on-the-spot visits to review progress of ongoing flagship schemes at great speed.

    AIMF leader SM Asif, however, said that Nitish Kumar and Modi seemed to be in an unusual hurry. What happened with the schemes Nitish announced at the last Assembly polls,” he stated.

    “If they have really done so much for development, how has so much remained to be done?” Mr  Asif asked.

    “Both PM and CM seem to be in a hurry to get their names inscribed on stones when election announcement is round the corner and Bihar is battling the twin scourge of Covid-19 pandemic and the floods,” he remarked.

    “Besides, they also want to send the message that they are working for development, as the Nitish model is under question and the people know a lot more with their experience,” he added.

  • Asif accuses Nitish for playing politics with varsities

    sm-asif-picNEW DELHI - The AIMF president SM Asif has criticized Bihar Government over non-payment of salaries and pension to serving and retired employees of different universities and colleges, respectively, for the last five months.

    In a statement Mr Asif has sought the government’s reply on the issue of non-payment of salaries to varsities teachers and non-teaching employees.
    In the statement the AIMF chief said the majority of the university employees, either working or retired, have been facing a harrowing time due to non-payment of salaries.

    Mr Asif said, for the Nalanda Open University, the government has allotted 10 acres of land instead of 40 acres which is not sufficient for the enrollment of around 1.50-lakh students in 119 courses.

    He warned the Nitish Kumar Government not to play politics with youth future and release sufficient funds to all eight universities in the state.

  • Asif lists priorities: First to save Bihar from communal forces

    sm-asif-picNEW DELHI, 09 September, 2020 – The All India Minority Party (AIMF) chief SM Asif on Wednesday listed “saving Bihar from communal forces” as his first priority and ensuring the party’s victory with secular and regional parties to power in the state as the second priority.

    In a statement, Mr Asif said that next month assembly elections in the state will be a direct contest between “secular and communal forces” and AIMF will fight “whichever party comes before it” to safeguard secularism.
    “Our first priority is to convert the heart of people, who are being misguided by political parties in the name of religion. Our second priority is to bring our government in the state,” said Mr Asif, who approached the Chief Election Commissioner against Nitish Kumar for code violation.

    Mr Asif also attacked the JDU on Bihar’s development model, saying that as a result of a distorted concept of development, many sections of the people were left behind and the state has regressed in the last 15 years.

    He targeted Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar over his extravagant promise to bring development to the state, create jobs for migrant labourers, free electricity connection during last assembly elections.

    “Obviously, none of the extravagant promises could be fulfilled. Hence, the all-round sense of disappointment after 15 years… the sense of disappointment prevails in Bihar which goes to election next month,” the AIMF chief said in the statement.

    The AIMF chief said that no government in the state has ever worked to address the issue of unemployment and migration in the last 15 years.

  • AIMF moves EC over poll code violations by Nitish Kumar

    sm-asif-picNEW DELHI, 08 September, 2020 - The All India Minority Front (AIMF) has approached the Chief Election Commissioner of India seeking action against Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar alleging he violated the model code of conduct during webinar rallies.

    SM Asif, the party chief requested the Election Commission to decide on complaints against Nitish Kumar within 24 hours. Asif said in his letter to EC that the Bihar CM made “hate speeches” at campaign rallies. They also talked about the boundary wall of mandir and kabristan in a public meeting despite the poll body’s ban, he said.

    “Nitish Kumar and his government are misusing government funds and resources to ensure victory in the Bihar Assembly elections,” Mr Asif said in a statement after he formally lodged a complaint with the Election Commission.

    The AIMF chief said the Nitish Kumar government through a webinar and TV campaign was trying to influence voters, which is an “open violation of the Model Code of Conduct”.
    According to Mr Asif, the EC announced the date of elections to the  Bihar Assembly election while the chief minister launched various campaigns in the state.