Chandigarh March 15, 2009 : President of minorities’ cell of Chandigarh state BJP Maulana Kasim has blamed Congress party for using the Muslim community as a vote bank ever since India got Independence and for not bothering about interests of the community after coming to power. Maulana Kasim charged the congress party with not looking after education health and employment needs of the Muslim community and always talking about reservation for the community to get their votes.
It is only because of the anti-Muslim policies of the congress that this community has been treated as second class citizens and looked upon with suspicion. Congress has not given anything to the Muslim community but has always taken their votes. Now, when the election bugle has been sounded, Congress party has again started wooing Muslims. He said Congress party needs to realise that Muslim community has woken up from sleep, knows its interests and can no longer be taken for a ride.
As Congress party has not done anything for Muslims during the ten year tenure of its MP from Chandigarh what will the party do for them after announcement of Parliament Elections? Congress MP should explain with why he expects Muslim community to vote for him if he has no plans for their welfare?
With Masjid’s brought under lease hold and no new land earmarked for burial of Muslim dead bodies – congress party has harassed the Muslim community. Some vested interests have illegally occupied our burial grounds. He said BJP has understood problems of the community and promised to address the issues as BJP NDA government comes to power.
Maulana Kasim requested all the minorities’, especially Muslim brotherhood, to beware of congress party’s trap and realise the value of their vote by supporting the NDA candidate for Chandigarh Parliamentary constituency Mr Satya Pal Jain.