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7-time MLA Arif Aqeel with his son Atif and brother Aamir (left to right)
Preparations for assembly elections are going on at a high pace in Madhya Pradesh. This time, the Congress is facing an internal challenge ahead of the Bhopal North Assembly elections, which is considered to be the toughest seat for the BJP.
Actually, Arif Akil, who has turned 71, does not want to stand for election this time due to ill health. Now there is an internal war over his successor. Arif Akil’s son Atif Akil and brother Aamir Akil are claiming the ticket on the Bhopal North seat.
Actually, Congress leader Arif Akil has been MLA from this seat for 6 times. The BJP has been able to win the election only once in the Bhopal North Assembly, which has been in existence since 1977. In 1993, BJP candidate Ramesh Sharma had won the election. After this, Arif Akil has won elections continuously on Congress ticket since 1998.
Ticket fight between uncle and nephew
There is a fierce internal fight for the Bhopal North seat ticket between engineer Atif Akil, son of senior Congress leader and current MLA Arif Akil, and brother Aamir Akil. Aamir Aqeel remained active in the political field along with his elder brother Arif Aqeel. He now considers himself the successor to Bhopal North. Both uncle and nephew have raised their claims before many leaders, including senior Congress leaders Kamal Nath and Digvijay Singh.
Arif declared his successor
Last month, in the program of Paigame Mohabbat rally organized by Arif Akil Fans Club on Independence Day, MLA Arif Akil raised slogans for Zindabad and declared Atif Akil as his successor. Aamir Akil got emotional after listening to his elder brother.
BJP has declared candidates for 39 seats in Madhya Pradesh. Among these, the BJP has also made former mayor Alok Sharma its candidate from the North Assembly in the capital Bhopal. Alok Sharma has started his election campaign as soon as he was announced as a candidate. This time, the Congress is facing an internal challenge ahead of the Bhopal North Assembly elections, which is considered to be the toughest seat for the BJP.
Arif Akil (MLA) and Aamir Akil
Know what Aamir Akil said in Paigame Mohabbat rally
Aamir Akil said – Elder brother, your love, your feelings, for considering me as your son. I am your Wali Ahad (Successor). But you don’t know why you’re mad at me. I apologize for the displeasure through this platform. Certainly, if we have made any mistake, please correct it. We have not yet decided that this will happen to us, it is our fervent wish, our Allah knows that we want you to become MLA and after becoming a minister from North Assembly you shall work for North Assembly and we shall also work. Get a chance to do it. Regardless of your decision, people have accepted it. You have to believe that too. But I don’t know why, today it feels like “The knee is bent towards the stomach”.
I apologize to you via this forum. Forgive me if I have committed any mistake. Just as I was Aamir Akil to you earlier, I am Aamir Akil to you today too.
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Pictures from the last four elections
|Year||Congress candidate/votes received||BJP Candidate/Votes Received||margin of victory|
|2018||Arif Aqeel- 90,403||Fatima Rasool Siddiqui-55,546||34,857|
|2013||Arif Aqeel-73,070||Arif Baig-66,406||6,664|
|2008||Arif Aqeel- 58,267||Alok Sharma- 54,241||4,026|
|2003||Arif Aqeel- 71,556||Rameshwar Sharma- 63,848||7,708|
Party may prioritize Arif Akil’s choice
This time, the party is facing great difficulty in deciding its candidate for the Bhopal North seat, which is considered the Congress stronghold. Arif Akil’s son Atif and brother Aamir are contenders for the ticket. But in this seat, the party will prioritize the election of sitting MLA and former minister Arif Akil. However, it is not clear at this point what decision his uncle Aamir will take after Atif gets the ticket.