“Misunderstandings about Vajpayee
cannot be removed in ten days”
New Delhi: Atal Bihar Vajpayee Himayet Committee has claimed that in the changed political atmosphere in the country, confidence of Muslims in the leadership of prime minister Vajpayee has increased. After completing its tour in the four metropolitan cities of the country and also in all Lok Sabha constituencies of Uttar Pradesh, convener of the Hamayet Committee and sponsor of the Himayet caravan, Khwaja Iftekhar Ahmed, said that wherever they went, they were warmly received and encouraged by Muslims. He said that after observing the reaction of Muslims, it would not be wrong to conclude that their faith in prime minister’s leadership has increased. He further said that in the light of popularity and welcome received by Himayet caravan a conclusion can be drawn that in addition to NDA’s expected victory with a large majority, the percentage of Muslims votes in favour of BJP will also be record high.
On this occasion Tanveer Ahmad, a member of Himayet Committee and chairman of Haj Committee, said that Himayet caravan has been helpful in removing many misgivings Muslims had about BJP. However, he admitted that removal of misunderstandings about BJP that have been haunting Muslim minds for the past fifty years or so in just 15 days or even in 15 weeks will be only wishful thinking.
(Qaumi Awaz, May 7, 2004). «
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