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Mulayam warns Muslims of BJP comeback

india Updated: Dec 18, 2006 21:04 IST
M Hasan
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In an attempt to keep dwindling base of Samajwadi Party intact among Muslims, Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav on Monday warned that division in the community's vote would lead to the victory of the BJP in state assembly election. Yadav said leaning towards the Congress and BSP would be disastrous for the Muslim community in the state.

The chief minister, who was addressing a conference of All India Tahafuz-e-Madaris Council in Lucknow on Monday, also announced to take 100 madarsas on government's grant list. He said Rs two crore would be given for the construction of Madarsa board building in Lucknow.

Yadav said RSS-BJP leaders were assembling in Lucknow from December 22 to chalk out strategy to dislodge him from power. The chief minister said, "Muslims should be vigilant against the mechanisation of the Sangh Parivar."

He also said Congress had no base in the state but had been trying to destabilise his government. He said the BSP and BJP had joined hands with Congress in this gameplan. Yadav said the BJP had been raising issues and the Congress had been filing PILs on them. Yadav said the Congress would not be able win even 25 seats in assembly elections but if it succeeded in dividing Muslim votes then BSP-BJP would be able form the next government. Yadav asked Muslims to be cautious of this scenario before going to the polls.

The urban development minister Mohd Azam Khan assailed Congress for misleading the community. He said Sachar committee report had clearly demonstrated that Congress had done nothing for the community during the last 50 years. He said Sachar report had been released at the time of assembly elections in four states to create confusion in the community.

Khan said Muslims should feel indebted to the Yadav government for welfare measures. He said the BJP was going to make Sachar report an election plank. Khan called upon the community to support the SP to thwart the BJP design.

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