VIJAYAWADA: The All-India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) has opened its account in the municipal elections held in Andhra Pradesh on March 10. 

The party's candidate Mama Jignu registered victory at ward No.16 of Hindupur municipality in Anantapur district on Sunday. Jignu got 883 votes and won with a majority of 123 votes against YSRC candidates Syed Ayesha. Jignu thanked the voters for her a chance. She promised to work for the ward's development and work hard to resolve the water problem locally. The MIM has fought municipal polls in 47 wards, mostly from Rayalseema, but managed to win only one seat. 

However, with this victory in a ward in Hindupur, the MIM has made a formal electoral entry in Andhra Pradesh. The party is now represented in electoral politics in Bihar, Maharashtra and Gujarat, apart from Telangana. It has added AP to its list of electoral expansion across the country.

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