Indore: A public meeting by AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi, which was due to be held in a sensitive area of Indore on Sunday ahead of Madhya Pradesh’s municipal elections, has been called off, police said.
This is the second Owaisi rally in Indore to be canceled in the past three days.
It was called off by local party leaders in the face of opposition from members of a right-wing organization, who planned to show black flags to the Hyderabad MP, a police official said.
“The meeting of AIMIM Chief Owaisi was to be held under the boundaries of Pandharinath Police Station on Sunday evening. Hindu Jagran Manch intended to show black flags in Owaisi in protest. His party leaders canceled the meeting due to opposition from Hindu Jagran Manch,” Additional Police Commissioner (ACP) Dishesh Agrawal told reporters.
Meanwhile, in a video message, Owaisi said he couldn’t make it to the reunion due to his engagement and he apologizes. He promised his supporters that he would meet them on his next visit after the municipal elections.
Earlier, the public meeting in Owaisi scheduled for Thursday evening in Pandharinath region was also canceled.
For the first time, the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) led by Asaduddin Owaisi and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will participate in the state’s municipal elections, which will be held on July 6-13.
Since Monday, Owaisi has spoken at public meetings in Jabalpur, Bhopal, Khandwa and Burhanpur to drum up support for his party’s candidates in the municipal elections.