|
|
|
|
|
1st Muharram 1436 | Saturday, Oct 25, 2014
Politics

Shahabuddin clarifies his stand on Modi

Tuesday, 27 November 2012
Comments(1)
November 27:

Upset by the sharp criticism from Muslims after his open letter to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, former MP Syed Shahabuddin has issued a clarification saying that he has been misconstrued. Former MP Syed Shahabuddin, whose “open letter” to Chief Minister Narendra Modi, citing nine conditions that would entail Muslim ‘support’ despite the 2002 carnage, has received severe condemnation from Muslim Organisations, has clarified that he wanted to warn “upper class” Muslims and urged them to “rethink”.

He said the open letter to Modi was “mistakenly” sent on a letterhead of the Joint Committee for Muslim Organisations for Empowerment, an organisation he is part of, for which he has rendered an apology. He claimed that he had never asked Muslims to forgive Modi or vote for him. ‘The strategy behind this letter was to caution them and to rethink about Modi on the eve of the election, so that they could be weaned away by taking note that Modi has not fulfilled any real Muslim demands,” he stated in a letter send to Arshad Madani and Maulana Nomani (both factions of Jaimat Ulema e Hind), Tariq Anwar (NCP), Zafarul Islam (head of Majlis e Mushawarat), Dr Manzoor Alam (All India Milli Council) and Mohd Ahmed (Jamaat e Islami), who spoke out against him.

Urdu press and Muslims see his stand as a part of his personal agenda, citing the fact that Shahabuddin’s daughter is a minister in the JD (U)-BJP government in Bihar, and there is a possibility that he is “being used by the BJP to further the objective of acting as a bridge between Modi and Muslims.”

Latest News

Kerry urges Moscow to implement Ukraine pe...

US Secretary of State John Kerry has urged Moscow to fully implement last month's ceasefire agreement on Ukraine, the State Department said ...

Bangalore: Child sexual assault culprit arrested, says police

Four days after the sexual assault of a three-and-a-half-year girl studying in nursery, an office as ...

Communal tension in East Delhi's Trilokpuri, prohibitory orders imp...

Fresh violence erupted in Trilokpuri area of East Delhi on Saturday in which five people suffered gu ...

Related News

MP BJP to hold party workers' meet on...

Ahead of the upcoming civic body polls in Madhya Pradesh, the ruling BJP in the state has organised a two-day conference of local party lead ...

‘Election time not opportune, to decide...

National Conference today said it was not an opportune time for the elections in Jammu and Kashmir as the state was reeling under the after ...

Congress welcomes EC decision of holding polls on time in J-K

Welcoming the Election Commission's decision for holding the assembly elections on time in Jammu and ...

Syed saheb has expressed his

Syed saheb has expressed his point of view, dont forget he is an individual and common man & unsuccessful politician, and he is not not the final authority & also not an official representative to the community which he belongs, niether people have chosen him, nor given him the powers on any issue concern to community.

Post new comment

To combat spam, please enter the code in the image.

Rs. 26870 (Per 10g)

Opinion Poll
Do you think formation of 'She' teams would be beneficial for women's safety?
YesNoCan't say

Matrimony | Photos | Videos | Search | Polls | Archives | Advertise | Letters

© The Siasat Daily, 2012. All rights reserved.
Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Abids, Hyderabad - 500001, AP, India
Tel: +91-40-24744180, Fax: +91-40-24603188
contact@siasat.com