ALL INDIA MUSLIM
Direct Contest between INC and BJP Clusters in Phase III
In All States/UTís Except U.P.
AIMMM Advises Secular Voters to Vote for INC Cluster
New Delhi, 10 April, 2004: Shri Syed Shahabuddin, President of the All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat (AIMMM), has issued the following Statement:
"The All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat (AIMMM) has taken note of the Election Commission of Indiaís Notification No. 464/2004/(1A), (1B), (1C) dated 31 March, 2004 and the attached Schedule No. 3 for Elections to the Lok Sabha on 5 May, 2004 in the following States/Constituencies:
|| Constituency Nos.
|| Major Secular Parties
|| SP, INC, BSP
In the States/UTís slated to go to polls on 5 May, 2004, with the exception of UP, the political formations pitted against each other are the Indian National Congress and its allies, on one hand, and the BJP and its allies, on the other. In UP, the AIMMM is making all possible effort for electoral adjustment between SP and INC in order to avoid splitting of secular votes.
The AIMMM advises the electorate to vote for the INC or its allies in all Constituencies in which there is a direct contest between the INC or INC-supported candidate and the BJP or BJP-supported candidate, so as to defeat the anti-secular forces.
The AIMMM advises the secular voters to exercise their right to vote, and to vote unitedly, rising above religious, linguistic, racial, ethnic, cultural or tribal affinities and overcoming every obstacle meant to divide their vote."
Sd/- Syed Shahabuddin
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