Navjot Singh Sidhu direct appeal to Muslims comes days after Mayawati made a similar pitch in Uttar Pradesh’s Deoband and paid with consequences. The Model Code of Conduct bars candidates from seeking votes on communal or religious lines.
Indian Union Muslim League (IUML), which claims to be born after Indian Independence in 1948, is actually an off-shoot of Pakistan founder and Islamist Mohammad Ali Jinnah's All India Muslim League (AIML).
The incident comes after a day after both PM Modi had launched a scathing attack on Mamata Banerjee for her stance on Balakot strikes and accused her of acting like "Speedbreaker" to the development of the state.
It’s important for Indians, especially the Muslims, to look at Congress’ manifesto closely and understand that the grand old party has never, not now, and certainly would not stand by India’s largest minority.
A bench headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi hearing the petition has now asked Upadhyay to re-file his representation to the minority panel and directed the commission to take a decision within three months from Monday.