The political landscape of West Bengal looks set for a major change with Asaduddin Owaisi's AIMIM deciding to contest the 2021 assembly polls, signalling the advent of a new player in a hugely polarised arena where Mamata Banerjee's TMC holds sway over Muslim votes.

Slamming West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her "minority extremism" comment, AIMIM state president Zameerul Hasan has claimed that his party is gaining ground in the state which has angered the TMC chief "as her politics revolves around minority vote bank".

 AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi has sought to know if Babri Masjid was illegal why were L K Advani and others being tried in connection with its demolition.

Minority Affairs minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Saturday hit out at AIMIM chief Assaduddin Owaisi for his critical remarks on the Supreme Court's Ayodhya verdict, saying some people have a "Talibani mindset" and "no trust" in the judiciary of the country.

AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi on Saturday said the Supreme court verdict on the Babri Masjid-Ramjanmabhoomi land dispute was a "victory of belief over facts."

Terming the victory AIMIM in the Kishanganj Assembly by-poll as "dangerous" for Bihar, Union minister Giriraj Singh on Friday accused Asaduddin Owaisi's party of adhering to the ideology of Pakistan founder Mohd Ali Jinnah.

Addressing his maiden rally here, the Hyderabad MP said the All-India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) "will unite Muslims, Christians, tribals and other secular-minded people", while also expanding its political base in this part of the country.

Hyderabad: AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi on Tuesday asked the government to remove the restrictions on communication links in Kashmir. “No phone works there. Internet is a far-off thing,” Owaisi said while addressing an Eid Milap at his party’s office on Tuesday night. “I said in Parliament that if Kashmir people are so happy… let them come …