Participation in electoral politics

AIMIM made its electoral debut in 1959 when it contested and won two municipal by-elections in the City of Hyderabad. AIMIM contested the polls to Municipal Corporation of Hyderabad in 1960 and won 24 divisions to emerge as the main opposition party. Salar-e-Millat Sultan Salahuddin Owaisi was elected from Mallepally division in the City. In 1964, the party won 18 divisions and retained its position as the main opposition party in the MCH. AIMIM entered the Assembly poll fray in 1962 and scored its maiden victory when Salar-e-Millat Sultan Salahuddin Owaisi was elected from Pathergatti constituency in Hyderabad, by trouncing his main rival Mrs Masooma Begun, who was a Cabinet minister in the then Congress Ministry headed by Damodaram Sanjivayya. AIMIM bagged three Assembly seats in 1967 and continued its winning spree ever since. AIMIM’s electoral performance has been truly spectacular in the last 55 years. AIMIM made its debut in Parliament when Salar-e-Millat Sultan Salahuddin Owaisi was elected to the Lok Sabha from Hyderabad Constituency in 1984. The Party has retained Hyderabad seat ever since by scoring huge majorities.