Mr. Muniyappa questions the apathy of Muslim leaders in the Congress and JD(S) to address the illegal arrest of Muslim youths
Mujahid Deputy| KMNN
Bangalore. Apr. 6, 2013. After the poll alliance for the ensuing assembly election, the Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) have announced their first list of candidates contesting the election, here on Apr. 6.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Abdul Majeed, state president, SDPI said, “We don’t believe in the tradition of offering the opportunity to only elites, we want ‘Aam Aadmi’ (common man) to actively participate and become a leader.”
The Congress which poses itself as Pro-farmer and common-man-friendly party was ironically indulged in multiplying the prices of rice and other basic needs including petrol and diesel, Mr. Marasandra Muniyappa, state president, BSP said and alleged that “It is Congress party’s tactic to delude the people with its slogan ‘Congress ge banni, Badlavane tarsi’ (Join Congress to bring the change).”
Lashing out at the Muslim leaders in the Congress and JD(S) for their apathy to address the issue of recently released innocent youths who were arrested on spurious charges, he told Karnataka Muslims that “not even a single Muslim leader spoke on the issue and unlike other issues; it was never raised in the assembly.”
When Mr. Muniyappa was informed by the reporter about the proposal of Special Courts for the fast trial of Muslim youths languishing in jails by K Rahman Khan, minister for Minority Affairs, he questioned, “When Mr. Khan have an opportunity with him to raise the issue in the Parliament, why isn’t he and why is he approaching Home Minister instead.”
The first list of SDPI is consists of 17 candidates of which 15 are Muslims and 8 Muslims have been included in the first list of 93 candidates released by the BSP so far.