From the latest update it is known that Gujarat Muslims approached All India Majlis-e-Itehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) to set up a branch of it in Gujarat, before the upcoming municipal elections that will be commencing in February 2020. With the meeting happened in Delhi and Mumbai, various groups pledged the political and ground support to AIMM, if it represents them.
Post the Congress’s marginalisation of adopting soft Hindutva, severly hurt Muslims in Gujarat. Zuber Goplani, vice-president of All India Majlis-E-Mushavarat said that “The Congress in Gujarat is scared to stand by our side. Local leaders have been avoiding us. This comatose state of the Congress has left a vacuum and we want AIMIM to fill it”
The youth of Gujarat realised that neither BJP nor Congress are interested in them. On speaking to this Abdul Qayum Shaikh of the Bazme-Ittehad, Vadodra, said: “We are finding that a separate identity for Muslims and other backward classes is needed. National political parties are not giving marginalised sections the representation they deserve. We are unhappy with how Congress leaders keep a distance from the community. The Congress’s real stand on core issues has emerged in Parliament, while the AIMIM presented the community’s stand in a logical manner and convinced not only the community but also those who are secular.”