Saturday, March 6, 2021
Home News Reports Clerics from WB write 10,000 letters, tell Muslims to vote as a block for...

Clerics from WB write 10,000 letters, tell Muslims to vote as a block for ‘secular parties’ and keep ‘fascist forces’ out

While the letter itself does not mention any political party, in the comment made to DNA and otherwise, it is evident that Mili Council in West Bengal is batting for "secular" TMC against "communal" BJP. 

Imams and clerics of TMC ruled West Bengal under the banner of All India Milli Council have reportedly written 10,000 letters to Muslim voters of West Bengal to vote unitedly as a bloc and choose a ‘secular government’ over ‘communal forces’.

The letters have been sent by the state chapter of All India Milli Council, signed by Qari Fazlur Rahman, the imam who leads Eid namaz at Red Road, the highest conglomeration of Muslims for Eid namaz and Maulana Shafique Qasmi, imam of Nakhoda Masjid. While Rahman is the president of the council’s Bengal chapter, Qasmi is the vice-president.

The letters urge Muslim voters in West Bengal to “not make a mistake” in 2019. It also urges Muslim voters to not let their votes get divided and vote for a candidate of “secular parties” who has the highest chance of winning from their constituency. They urge Muslim voters to not let their votes divide lest it benefits “fascist forces”.

“We’ve appealed to Muslims to use the opportunity carefully so that no communal force in the country can raise its head and a secular force is voted to power,” Rahman told DNA

Talking to DNA, when asked about who among the “secular parties” should Muslims choose in West Bengal, the Imam said that in West Bengal, it is the ruling TMC party that has the maximum chance of winning and so, Muslims should not split their vote by voting for other ‘secular’ parties that don’t have a chance as this would help ‘fascist forces’.

Reportedly, the Mili Council is writing such letters in all states urging Muslims to vote en masse for “secular” forces. They are also using sermons and meetings to drill the point across to the Muslim electorate.

“Last time we saw how the division of Muslim votes helped fascist forces come to power. We are asking Muslims not to waste their vote and make it count. Fascist forces are damaging the secular structure of the country, where Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs and Christians live side by side”, Imam said speaking to Indian Express.

While the letter itself does not mention any political party, in the comment made to DNA and otherwise, it is evident that Mili Council in West Bengal is batting for “secular” TMC against “communal” BJP.

The Imams of West Bengal have always issued ridiculous statements. In 2017, Shahi Imam of West Bengal had offered a reward to anyone who would shave PM Modi’s head and beard.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

OpIndia Staff
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Related Articles

Trending now

‘Haram or Halal, TMC wants only money’, says West Bengal Congress leader Haji Mohabbat Khan in an interview with OpIndia

The Congress leader said that if 'communal BJP' has to be stopped from winning in West Bengal, then Congress is the only hope

‘He got carried away, committed a serious mistake’: Bombay HC upholds bail for Areeb Majeed, accused of traveling abroad to join ISIS

Areeb Majeed, who left to fight for ISIS in Syria, has walked of prison today after his bail was upheld by the Bombay High Court.

Owner of the explosive-laden car found outside Antilia was in touch with Mumbai Police officer Sachin Vaze: Claims Devendra Fadnavis

Fadnavis said Mansukh Hiren had made and received multiple calls from Mumbai Police officer Sachin Vaze in the last few months

How Freedom House duped millions of Indians into signing up for an anti-India agenda

You must have seen the headlines yesterday. India has been 'downgraded.’ By whom? Some apparently international organization called Freedom House.

‘Even if life was taken away illegally, courts are helpless’: the Congress toolkit for protecting institutions

Rahul Gandhi had recently said that though the Emergency was wrong, Congress has never tried to capture India's institutional framework.

Badminton coach Mathias Boe is also the coach of Pune 7 Aces, owned by girlfriend Taapsee Pannu and KRI Entertainment, both facing I-T probe

Mathias Boe is the coach of Pune 7 Aces, a franchisee badminton team that participates in the Premier Badminton League

Recently Popular

Kiren Rijiju gives befitting reply to ‘befitting reply queen’ Taapsee Pannu’s boyfriend, who wanted the law to bend to his whims

Matthias Boe, boyfriend of actress Taapsee Pannu, had appealed to Kiren Rijiju to 'do something' to help the actress.

Indian Govt should ask badminton coach and Taapsee Pannu’s boyfriend Mathias Boe to quietly do his job or quit

Mathias Boe had tweeted tagging Minister Kiren Rijiju, asking him to do 'something' about the IT raids on his girlfriend Taapsee Pannu

Crores of undisclosed income, unexplained cash receipts and more: IT Dept discovery so far in raids against Anurag Kashyap, Taapsee Pannu

Income Tax department (IT dept) conducted raid on properties linked to filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, actress Taapsee Pannu and others

Her husband used to talk vulgar to girlfriend in front of her: Here is what the lawyer of Ayesha, who jumped into Sabarmati river,...

Ayesha, who committed suicide by jumping into the Sabarmati River in Gujarat on March 1, had a disquiet marital life

Mansukh Hiren, whose explosive laden car was parked near Mukesh Ambani’s residence, found dead: Details

Mansukh Hiren, whose car laden with explosives was found near the residence of Mukesh Ambani and family, has been found dead.

Taapsee Pannu and Anurag Kashyap deleted data from their phone after NCB probe began, reveals IT Dept during its probe: Details

Income Tax Department has informed that they suspect actress Taapsee Pannu and Director Anurag Kashyap of deleting phone data
- Advertisement -


Connect with us