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On Saturday Aurangabad legislature of All India Majlis Ittihadul Muslimeen met Maharashtra chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Minister Vijay Deshmukh to demand fair probe in Toufiq shaikh’s MPDA act case.
A popular party face of the state Toufiq Shaikh ( Solapur) has been exiled on 20 march for 11 months by the police under MPDA (Maharashtra prevention of Dangerous Activities Act) act and put him behind bars.
Press note issued by the Police Commissioner office on 20/3/17 said , Toufiq Ismail sheikh alias Pahelwan age-47 is a slum area offender and involved in various anti social activities , to bring his illegal acts to an end he has been deported from city.
Speaking with Millattimes.com Imtiyaz Jaleel expressed disappointment over this matter and said, this is politically motivated move ,the cases which have been made ground of the exile were 10 years old. Our emerging leader is being targeted .
He further informed that, I made my stand clear before the chief Minister that , if our party man ( Toufiq ) is really found guilty or involve in any heinous crime or anti social activities then we will not support him and part our way .
It is notable that Toufiq has been a congress leader and won the municipal election on its ticket too.
In 2014 he resigned from congress and contested Assembly election on AIMIM ticket against congress party candidate Praniti shinde (Daughter of former Union Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde) from Solapur (Central) where Population of muslims is nearly 34%.
Toufiq couldn’t register win but given tough fight and stood on second place by bagging 37000 votes.
In recent Municipal elections Solapur AIMIM had given excellent performance under the leadership of Toufiq Shaikh and pleased the party ‘s top leaders .
It had fielded 32 candidates, out of them 9 registered win and 5 candidate lost with difference of only 90 to 200 votes .
This success of MIM caused huge loss to Indian national congress party, it has managed to win only 14 seats out of 102 and lost the opportunity of forming govt. In Solapur Municipality .