Muslims welcome the election results
AIMMM welcomes the election results
New Delhi, Friday, 16 May 2009: The All India Muslim Majlis-e Mushawarat
[umbrella body of Indian Muslim organisations] welcomed the mandate given
by the people of India to the UPA in general and the Congress Party in
The AIMMM President Dr Zafarul-Islam Khan said in a statement here that
the elections’ outcome is a clear indication that the Indian voter has
rejected the divisive and communal politics of the NDA and its allies.
Dr Khan said that the Muslim community all over the country has welcomed
the outcome of the elections. Apart from other national and regional
issues, the results are to a large extent due to a clear Muslim swing,
especially in the north, towards the Congress Party for the first time
since the demolition of the Babri Mosque in 1992.
Dr Khan said that the Congress Party’s initiatives as head of the UPA,
including the Sachar Report and the measures taken in its wake, e.g.,
Prime Minister's revised 15 point programme, scholarships scheme for
minority students and schools for minority areas, containment of the
terrorism scare created by the BJP, especially since the arrival of Mr
Chidambram as head of the home ministry, have helped to bring Muslims back
to the Congress.
Dr Khan added that the secular image of the Gandhi family, Rahul’s
friendly image and attitude towards the community and the poor, and the
clean and sincere image of Prime Minsiter Manmohan Singh and his
accessibility to the community leaders have gone a long way to convince
Muslims to vote again for the Congress.
Dr Khan said that the Congress party should not take this support for
granted as the Muslim community will closely watch during the next five
years if the party was really serious about its announcements and
policies. The community will watch if the now unfettered Congress
government was really serious about implementing the plethora of schemes
announced by the Prime Minister during the last three years. The community
will also watch how fair the new government is in tackling the terrorism
scare unleashed by the BJP as a weapon against the Muslim community. This
scare is responsible for keeping many innocent Muslim youths behind bars.
[All India Muslim
Majlis-e Mushawarat is an umbrella body of Indian Muslim organisations]
Dr Zafarul-Islam Khan
ALL INDIA MUSLIM MAJLIS-e-MUSHAWARAT
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