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Will Muslims Vote for Modi?

Friday, 7 December 2012
December 07:

Gujarat is going to have the assembly elections in December 2012. As per the surveys and the claims of BJP and Narendra Modi himself, the ruling Chief Minister, will be winning with great majority. The media has created a larger than life image for him, Modi’s own media management firm has been creating the image of Modi as a man for ‘development’, and the big industrial houses are pitching for his victory. The big industrialists are having a great time in Gujarat. Despite the claims of Modi and company, the average people are facing a rough weather as indicated by different indices of development, nutritional levels, hemoglobin levels of pregnant women etc. Still the popular perception in large sections is that Mdoi will romp home and thereby stake his claim to become the Prime Ministerial candidate from the BJP side.

At the same time Modi has been trying to win over sections of Muslims to his side, businessmen, affluent Muslims in particular. Some of them have openly advocated for Modi. One thing should be clear that till a decade ago, it was a myth that the whole community votes in unison. In earlier riots the major victims of violence were poor Muslims. Since Gujarat carnage the class divide of victims has been abolished and now even if one is as affluent person with reach, like Ahsan Jafri, he can also be the victim of violence. That’s the logic of communal violence today. Accordingly majority of Muslims may evolve a uniform policy of voting for a candidate, who can defeat BJP. This was sometimes contemplated and exercised in practices.

There is also a dilemma or confusion amongst some Muslims that since BJP and Congress both are equally bad, how does it matter as to who comes to power. This unfortunate perception of situation is due to the vacillations of Congress on communal front, its opportunism at times and its collusion with communal forces at times. Its lack of principled stand against communalism has given rise to this perception. Still on deeper thinking large sections of Muslims do become clear about the basic difference of BJP and Congress. The difference is that Congress is ‘pragmatically communal’ and BJP is ‘programmatically communal’. That BJP is part of RSS combine whose agenda is Hindu nation and to bring in such a state by working through the liberal space offered by Indian democracy, should be well known by now. And in that sense Congress or no other party can be compared with BJP. BJP is one of the vehicles of communalizing the society as far as RSS, the patriarch of communal politics in India is concerned..

BJP has been propagating that more communal riots have taken place in the rule of Congress so how come, Congress is better than BJP as far as communal violence, communalism is concerned. It is a clever use of the fact that though the Congress has been in power, the real instigator of violence, by and large is the BJP and its affiliates. Congress merely colludes or looks the other way around. Also here the role of police becomes important, as large sections of police are not only very communal; police force is also heavily infiltrated by those who have sympathies with communal politics. In this complex situation, who do the Muslims vote for? The noted Islamic scholar, the liberal face of Indian Islam, Asghar Ali Engineer, points out that though the Bohra Muslims and their religious leader Dai, has good links with Modi for business reasons, still most Bohras will not vote for Modi due to the larger picture on political scene. Maulana Vastanvi, who had earlier said that Muslims are doing better in Gujarat, has also said that Muslims should not vote for Modi.

Modi has been trying his best to woo over the Muslim community by tying up with businessmen from Gujarat like Zafar Sareshwala. Still the larger section of Muslim community remains fearful of Modi. Despite his Sadbhavna stage shows the Muslim community knows that at root Modi has no sympathies with minorities. Modi’s fasting and Sadbhavna meetings were well managed stage shows where many with ‘beard and cap’ paid their obeisance to Modi, but at the same time Modi got exposed as he refused to wear the skull cap offered by one of the clerics who came to meet him. This at a time when he was putting on all sorts of caps and pagadi’s (head gear) offered by Hindus and Jains. The Muslim community knows that in this stage managed state show Modi has spent millions to project his image of amity. But can the deeper wounds be done away by such attractive coverings?

The Muslim community recalls that the human Rights activist Dr. Bandookwala had asked of Modi to atone for his role in Gujarat violence and the Muslims community will forget the carnage and will move one. But that expression of remorse never came. In contrast Modi went to have more sophisticated defense to hide his crime in the carnage of Gujarat. Now ex-MP Syed Shahabuddin has come out with an open letter to Modi (Nov 2012) saying that if he wants Muslims to vote for him, he should apologize for the Gujarat genocide of 2002. Failing this Shahabuddin said that, Muslims will vote massively and united for one candidate, irrespective of party or religion who is likely to defeat the BJP in their constituency,”

Syed Shahabuddin landed up in another controversy due to the tone and tenor of his letter and the letterhead, but some of the points which he raises are very valid for the Muslim community of Gujarat. Shahabuddin has asked Modi to give full rehabilitation, reimburse medical expenses, suitable compensation, rebuilding of the places of worship which were ruined due to the violence amongst other demands. The basic flaw in Shahbuddin’s letter is that to presume that Modi may be amenable to such suggestions and the very process of writing a letter to Modi itself is a misplaced one. Some may call it optimism but it is nothing short of a delusion about Modi.

The core question dodging the Muslim community is that they have been effectively relegated to the status of second class citizenship in Gujarat. It is a part of their daily experience. Politically marginalized, economically pushed back and facing the step motherly treatment from state, it is unlikely that Muslims can even think of voting for Modi. Surely, there will be some like Sareshwala, who will ask for the votes for Modi, but barring such elements, average Muslim has suffered and travails of living in the ‘Hindu Rashtra of Gujarat’, where the affiliates of BJP, the VHP, Bajrang Dal, Vanvasi Kalyan ahshram and ABVP are making the picture complete by their brash ways of imposing their will on minorities. While celebrations are already afoot for Modi’s victory, it’s unlikely that he can have a cake walk in Gujarat this time as apart from M factor the whole deprivation of dalits, Adivsis and other poorer sections of community are too deep to be won over by the rhetoric of Vibrant Gujarat. While psephologists are burning mid night oil to ratify Modi’s victory, the real outcome of Gujarat 2012 elections may be a surprise to many who are undermining the impact of social development indices and the scars of 2002, which remain very much painful even now!

By Ram Puniyani

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haadamkhor insaan modi

kab tak karega modi duniya main shok ek din tujhe jaana hai aisa haal hoga tere jo tune kitne muslim ko shayeed kya hai jo maa bacha paida karne wali thi osko bhi tune nahi chorda ek din aayaga awaz tuj par Allah ka kar le jo karna hai hamara hindustan main madad karne wala koi nahi hai hum sirf Allah se darte hai aur Allah se hi madad maante hai yeh mat sooch tu ke tere kuch nahi hoga hoga tere ek din Allah ka Fasla

as long as

muslims were told that modi will be fed live to the street dogs of gujarat for days until they can no longer chew his bones. the bones should be collected and donates to bjp


araa salla tu to marnne walla hai javaan bachoon ka qaal kar sala muslim wont vote to modi

SIASTH Kai Staff sai bhi

SIASTH Kai Staff sai bhi request hai.
Meherbani kar kai aap loog in loog ko MUSALMAN maat likha karo
Yeh saab Firqe Kharij-e-Islam hain
HUZOOR kai Na Farman hai
Aap ager Ek Sache Musalman Hain to Ayenda
in Firqe kai loog ko MUSALMAN mat likha karo.

Staff sai bi and

Look is beard, that is 100% Sunni Bhora or Dawoodi, to keep ugly beard and that long is of Sunni thing, as it was not of the Prophet Sunnath, he look so happy same like Royal Maulana, Shahi Khateeb, Darbari Mullah, Grand Mufti Tantavi (late) all are know and sworn friends of Royalties and they defend Royalties at all cost and all methods in the books, and Holy Islam always against Royalty, that is the sad part, always clashes because they want Holy Islam what they like and what they understand same like "Pick and Chose" and that is the reasons, and another major thing is that there role model is Movia, Yazeed, Marwan, Shummer, all core to core Lanati but in there Holy books they are holy and (RA)too, and in our books they are lanati, cursed and only cursed, and that what the holy blessed Prophet told even at the time of his releahath (death) bed, when my most "Educated" Holy blessed Prophet ask for pen and paper if he is uneducated why he could ask pen or paper, and one known "so called great friend" told him that you talking in haisan "Madly due to severe pain on your head) this ugly and disrespectful words were recorded in all Holy books of every faith ( be they Sunnis, or Shias, almost fifty six books you will find this reference and details), find the actor to who did this to my blessed Prophet, once you know all the facts, than that will be the very first step in the right direction to learn more and understand more and expose the fakes, after all our Akharth lies on these, are we following the fakes in the grab of Holy figures.


JO BUDDHA MALWOON(MODI) kai khareeb gale laag raha hai wo MUSALMAN nahi hai.
Ek Kafir Dosre Karif kai Gale Lag raha hai. In loog ko Musalman kai Zamre main mat rakha karoo. Aap saab sai Guzarish hai

Lanat Hai in Dono Per

isko Muslim Mat samjho,Both Are Same

bjp se rishta jodne waloo k saath rishta tordh do

bjp se rishta jodne waloo k saath rishta tordh do chahe aap rishte daar kyun na ho.
mai apne 1 rishtedar se bat karna b pasnd nahi kara jo bjp ka member hai kamina

sab k milke karne se hoga, sab k saath ki zaroorat hai

Long live modi

Long live modi…until he and his likes see the establishment of Khilafah, let him see what he did was nothing but "Raakh ke tarha, ek hawa ka jhooka aaya aur sab bikhar gaya". Allah ka deen toh aaya hi hai sab aadyaan par faayaz hone, bas ab Muslims & modi intezaar kare Allah ke faisley ka…

Modi has scared Hindus

It doesnt matter, Modi has communalised the gujarati community to such an extent that the feeling among Hindus is that, "muslims are monsters, If you want to be safe from muslims eating you up, then vote for me!". And since muslims make up such a mimority in Gujarat, they vote against modi has no significance whatsoever, so Modi is gonna win coz he has the majority Hindu votes, and Gujarati Hindus are very anti-muslim. It is no wonder that Gandhiji propagated Hindu-muslim unity because of what he saw in Gujarat!!

Bikaau logo ki tasveer

Koi muslim Modi ka naam lene bhi tayyar nahi, sivaay in ginti ke bikaau logo ke! Baraaye meharbani in bikaav logo ki tasveer shaa'e karke logo ke zakhmo par namak na chhidko !

Ismailia Shia bhoori

This man is Ismailia Shia bhoori same like allawite bashar alasad president of Syria they are worst mushrekeen they worship their leader and don't pray see the history they have killed thousands of Muslims agha khanis also belong to this type of cult. No good can come from these they started worshipping graves and saints even in India .

Siasat is altering the

Siasat is altering the comments, as i had clearly described about the dawoodi bohra as SHIA and Siasat had altered my statement and had removed most of my commented statement in which i had stated them as Kafirs as same as Shia

real muslims not vote for bjp

if u r real and true muslims dont vote bjp .............


you are right

As Salaam Alaikum,Bhai is

As Salaam Alaikum,
Bhai is ki Topi dekho White Hard Cap with Golden Border, he is the Dawoodi Bohra .. in the pic they are perfect example of Goo ka Bhai Paad aur Paad ka Bhai Goo.....



There is no option to

There is no option to muslims. there is only two choice either they have to vote for congress or BJP but both are communal parties and against Muslims.
Congress are also sucking the blood of muslims.


Sahi bole bhai, yeh haramkhor ko agar apne log vote deye to samjho khud ke leye kabar khodte. **** ko vote matdo.

He is not muslim ..he is

He is not muslim ..he is Bhorooai ..not muslim...

Its their wish

If Muslims feel that Modi is good for Gujarat they should vote for him.
If not then Congress party.
Maybe Muslims realise that riots were caused by people who indulged in train burning a Godhra.
In the riots that followed,both Hindus & Muslims lost their lives.
It was a mass hysteria and not a planned genocide as has been reported.

Kaiku itta khush hore

Kaiku itta khush hoke galle milra re buddde. bhulgaya kya kitte musalmano ka khatil hai ye. tereku kitte paise diya ki inay galle milne ke waste.

tere sarke musalman rehne se koi faida nai re padode ......galeez kidar ka ki.

Lanaat hai modi aur aise

Lanaat hai modi aur aise Musalman per jo modi se talluqaat rakhte aise bhediye ko tu kutte ki maut maarni chahiye.

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