NEW DELHI, 02 October, 2020 - People in Bihar now want to change the 15 years old Nitish Kumar government when the state goes to the polls next month, said SM Asif.
Mr Asif, who is also national president of the All India Minority Front (AIMF) said people of the state are ‘unhappy’ with the government and want a change, while most youth are ‘angry’ with the government, and want an alliance government.
The AIMF leader slammed Madhepura MP Pappu Yadav and Hyderabad MP Owaisi describing them as “agents of the BJP”, and also took a jibe at Majhi and Kushwaha for another phase of BJP.
Mr Asif alleged that over the last 15 years development has come to a grinding halt for which Kumar and these leaders are responsible.
If there is a development in the state why people are migrating to another states, he asked.
Sounding the poll bugle, AIMF leader asserted that Bihar Progressive Alliance will form the government in the state in full majority.
NEW 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.
PATNA, 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.
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.
NEW 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 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
NEW 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.
NEW 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.
NEW 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.
NEW 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.