Shahi Imam supports Congress, TMC; shuns SP, BSP


The Delhi Jama Masjid’s Shahi Imam Syed Ahmad Bukhari has declared support to Congress party for the upcoming elections. He has accused SP of failing the Muslims. He has accused SP of not saving muslims in Muzaffar Nagar. He gave a call to not vote for either SP or BSP. Voting for BSP is waste, he felt.

Bukhari has announced support to TMC in West Bengal. “The TMC has taken steps in favour of Muslims. I appeal to voters in West Bengal to support TMC candidates, as it has clearly said it will not back NDA,” he stated.

He gave a call that for a strong, secular, safe country which will safeguard issues of Muslims, supporting Congress is required during this elections. He has revealed that several issues with regard to muslim welfare were discussed in his meeting with Sonia Gandhi. When asked about the Cobrapost sting operation on Babri Masjid demolition, he said that the revelation is not new to him or any other muslim, they have been saying the same thing from last twenty years, he said. He rued that if there were a single front for muslims for the entire country, he would not have to run from one party to the other over the time.

He has clarified that this is not a Fatwa he is issuing, but an opinion he is offering, or a recommendation he is making, which is not binding on any one.

Medaram Jathara

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