All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi has said his party will not be contesting the upcoming assembly elections in Karnataka.
AIMIM has extended its support for former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda-led Janata Dal (Secular).
The decision comes less than a month before the elections. The southern state will be voting on May 12 while the counting will happen on May 15.
Reports had earlier suggested that AIMIM was keen on contesting the assembly polls in Karnataka and that they were actively seeking alliance with the JD(S).
AIMIM was expected to contest from around 20 seats, in a move that would have eaten into Congress’ vote share.