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CM’s remark a poll gimmick: Muslims

india Updated: Aug 09, 2007 01:53 IST
Manish Pachouly

The Muslim community does not seem to be appeased by Chief Minister (CM) Vilasrao Deshmukh’s statement that the state will seek legal opinion on whether cases against those indicted by the Srikrishna Commission could be reprobed.

Many community members feel the CM’s statement is a gimmick to retain the support of the minorities in the coming elections. “If the government is serious, it should take direct action on the report instead of seeking legal opinion or issuing statements,” said Maulana Mustaqueem Azmi, secretary of the Maharashtra unit of Jamiat-Ul-Ulema-e-Hind, a religious organisation.

“They have done nothing in the last many years that they have been in power,” he said, adding that when Shiv Sena-Bharatiya Janata Party was in power, Congress had promised to implement the report when they came to power. The All India Sunni Tanzim Aimma-e-Masjid is planning to meet the CM. “If that does not happen, we will approach Delhi,” said Maulana Abdul Jabbar Azmi, president of the group.