Lalu, Mulayam, Mamata: stoking the religious politics fire

Why, after 17 years, are the chiefs of three national parties — Rashtriya Janata Dal (Lalu), Samajwadi Party (Mulayam) and Trinamool Congress (Mamata) — so anxious about giving salaries to imams of mosques? The answer is clear: to garner Muslim votes in the upcoming elections in Bihar and West Bengal. Gautam Chikermane elaborates.Read More... | They Call Me Muslim | Middle Order | Dabs & Jabs

india Updated: Aug 23, 2010 00:57 IST

First Published: Aug 23, 2010 00:14 IST