Dholakia warns about British National Party
The Labour, the Tories and The Liberal Democrat are concerned about the growing rise of BNP.india Updated: Mar 10, 2006 19:04 IST
All the three major political parties, Labour, the Tories and The Liberal Democrat are concerned about the growing rise of the right-wing British National Party.
It is spreading fast specially in Midlands and north England, feeding on the fear of Islamic fundamentalism.
Lord Navnit Dholakia recently wrote to the Home Secretary to Flag Up Inflammatory and Divisory Electioneering from the British National Party for the Forthcoming May Local Elections.
He also referred to the forthcoming 'Referendum Day' to be held on the 4th of May 2006 by the British National Party.
The Referendum Day is a campaigning and electioneering day when the British National Party will be dropping questionnaires into letterboxes asking questions about Islam and whether Islam is a threat to the country.
Commenting on these tactics and the use of such literature, Deputy Leader for the Liberal Democrats in the House of Lords, Lord Dholakia stated that, "There is a real danger that the BNP will exploit race issues in time for the council elections. We must not allow them to damage our diverse communities. We want the authorities to be aware of this."
Fiyaz Mughal, Chair of the Ethnic Minority Liberal Democrats and Deputy President of the Party stated that, "Lord Navnit Dholakia is a champion of civil and human rights and no community should have to endure such divisive electioneering from the British National Party.
Lord Dholakia has always stood up against injustice, xenophobia and bigotry and the BNP are clutching at straws if they think that being ant-Muslim or anti-Islamic is a sure fire way to electoral success. The public are aware of the devious tactics that the Party uses and are not that naive".
First Published: Mar 10, 2006 19:04 IST