Top Indian parties let Muslims down: Amar Singh
Riyadh: Samajwadi leader Amar Singh said here on 10 Decembe that India’s two leading political parties failed to serve the minority interests, especially the Muslim community in the subcontinent. Amar Singh, general secretary of Samajwadi Party, was addressing the AMU alumni here. He said the ruling Congress and the BJP were two sides of the same coin that failed to look after Muslim interests in the country.
More than 1,000 guests attended the function, including families of AMU alumni, Indian diplomats and special guests, which marked the 187th birthday of AMU founder Sir Syed Ahmed Khan. Amar Singh was the chief guest. "Everyone knows that BJP has been against Muslim interests but the Congress also favors Muslims only in times of elections to woo their votes," said Amar Singh. "How can the minorities in India depend on these parties for their well being?" he asked. "These parties should be exposed for the betterment of the nation, he emphasized.
"The step-motherly treatment meted out to the minorities by the ruling parties will pave the way for an unbiased third front which would soon come to power to serve the nation without any discrimination on the basis of caste, religion or color," Singh said.
"Muslim community in India is the second largest population in the world and they should be treated as first class citizens," Singh said calling all Muslims to come to the mainstream to ensure that they get their rights and privileges. "The fanatic leaders of the BJP were defeated at the last general elections because there was no place for communalism in the country," he said adding that "There should be an effective Arab lobby in Parliament to look after Islamic interests in the country."
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