Molvis: from Rao to Vajpayee
New Delhi: Atal Bihari Vajpayee Himayat Committee in a press conference declared its support to BJP and decided to organise Muslim votes in favour of Vajpayee. Haj Committee chairman, Tanveer Ahmad, also organised a lunch for press persons on this occasion. When the Himayet Committee was asked as to why it felt the necessity of supporting Vajpayee, Molvi Jameel Ilyasi said on behalf of this Committee that “BJP alone has given this honour to us and has welcomed us with open arms in its shop whereas Congress has pulled down its shutters for us.”
(Qaumi Awaz, May 7, 2004)
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