Iliyas Azmi (born 22 August 1934) is an Indian politician for the Shahabad (Lok Sabha constituency) in Uttar Pradesh.
Firoz Bakht Ahmed, who has started to work for the party, said that AAP will contact everyone in Muslim localities, ranging from mosque imams to hawkers, students and teachers."Everyone will be approached.
There is much resentment among Muslims against the incumbent Congress.
It's time Muslims reposed faith in grassroots alternatives like the AAP," said Ahmed.
Zia Chaudhary, an AAP worker from Zakir Nagar, told this correspondent that Rahat Mehmood Chaudhary, a close aide of Jama Masjid's Imam Ahmed Bukhari, and Ilyas Azmi,a former Bahujan Samaj Party MP from Uttar Pradesh, have joined the AAP.
"It's like the anti-Congress waves of 1977 and 1989.
Muslims should unite to cash in on this political opportunity by supporting an alternative force like the Aam Admi Party," said Azmi.