SP using Muslims like tejpatta in biryani: BSP

Siddiqui claimed the Dalits and Muslims have been watching each other get “beaten up” in the name of cow protection or beef, but are not coming together.

Written by RAMENDRA SINGH | Lucknow | Updated: November 26, 2016 4:47 am
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BSP general secretary and party’s Muslim face Naseemuddin Siddiqui on Friday said the Samajwadi Party has been “using” Muslims the way ‘tejpatta’ (spice) is used in the biryani for aroma but is removed as soon as the dish gets ready to be served. Addressing a BSP Bhaichara Sammelan, aimed at wooing the minority community, in Muslim-majority Khadra locality of Lucknow North assembly segment, Siddiqui said the SP had promised to provide Muslims reservation in proportion to their population and release of Muslim youths implicated in terror cases before 2012 assembly elections but has not done anything in last five years.

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“Muslims have been voting for the SP for last 25 years. Our women are very good at cooking. They will know that when biryani is cooked, tejpatta is used to give it aroma and taste. But once it is brought to be served, you remove the tejpatta first because it has served its purpose. Similarly the SP uses Muslims for aroma at the time of elections but once the polls are over, it abandons them,” he claimed. Lucknow North was won by SP’s Abhishek Mishra in 2012.

Siddiqui claimed the Dalits and Muslims have been watching each other get “beaten up” in the name of cow protection or beef, but are not coming together. “If Dalits and Muslims united, they will become a formidable force in politics and no one will dare commit any atrocity on them,” he said.

Claiming that 400 communal riots took place during Akhilesh Yadav government, Siddiqui said the riots “don’t occur, they are orchestrated”. “If riots happened on their own, there would have been riots during five-year rule of BSP. The riots are being triggered by the BJP and SP. You have to be cautious as they may cause more riots before elections,” he said.

Exhorting the Muslims to unite behind the BSP, Siddiqui said India has the largest population of Muslims in the world after Indonesia. “Those people who have smaller populations are getting their work done and we are 30 to 40 crore but we are only whining,” he said.

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First Published on: November 26, 2016 4:18 am
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    Dharamvir Saihgal
    Nov 26, 2016 at 12:15 am
    Shame be upon such politicians who believe in dividing and bifurcation of Indians on the basis of caste and religion.All the heaven's curses are going to fall on them for such a heinous crime against humanity. Law maybe blind,but it must not be deaf,since what these people say is very much audible.Why should anybody be allowed to instigate and entice the naive and poor mes?Such an evil must be nipped in the bud,before it's too late to mend.Let us be united and call a spade a spade.
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      Aman Khan
      Nov 26, 2016 at 4:09 am
      Not only SP but all political parties uses Muslims in this way.....
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        Harry
        Nov 26, 2016 at 7:48 am
        Every opposition parties including BSP, SP, CONGRESS, TMS, CPM, MUSLIM LEAGUE and everyone else are using Muslims as Tejpatta in the Biryani. This includes all the Muslim political and religious leaders who are minting money in the name of the welfare of Muslims. So after seventy years, Muslims are still the least educated, least emplo, and poorest among all Indians. But Muslims are also to blame.They have large families, and they like to be dictated by the illiterate mullahs. A little less obsession with religion would do them no harm.
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          Harry
          Nov 26, 2016 at 7:52 am
          Muslim potion is increasing everywhere in the world. Muslims believe by having large families, they would overtake the world, so they are told by the mullahs. But if numbers would be the only criteria to power, Jews would be the poorest people as they are very few in the world. For every hundred Muslims, there is one Jew. But they are the richest and most educated community in this planet.
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            dskygirl
            Nov 26, 2016 at 6:50 am
            Better to be cinnamon than a big grey elephant.
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              ravi
              Nov 26, 2016 at 4:42 am
              Muslimo ka sabse better party hai sp
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                Waheed
                Nov 26, 2016 at 5:31 am
                the only hope for Muslims in India is AIMIM party which I'd our future so plz get United and join aimim make stronger day by day .hope inshallah we can do it
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                  Dr zahid
                  Nov 26, 2016 at 2:28 am
                  14% of 125 crores. 17 crores, don't exaggerate.
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                    Dr zahid
                    Nov 26, 2016 at 1:53 am
                    I doubt Muslims are 30-40 crores.
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                      Dr zahid
                      Nov 26, 2016 at 2:00 am
                      Mr. Siddiqe is right in saying SP used Muslims for their own benefits. Muslims should join with Mayawati to forge Dalit- Muslim alliance and unity. Jay Bheem Jay Meem.
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