Muslims will not support ‘unreliable’ political force: Azam Khan

Muslims are worried due to political developments in the country and the state. They are seeing a bleak future for themselves," said Azam Khan

By: Express News Service | Lucknow | Updated: October 27, 2016 4:22 am
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Senior party leader and Cabinet Minister Azam Khan on Wednesday released a letter to the media stating that Muslims are tense over recent political developments in the state and country and find their future bleak. The letter also said that their shattered dreams were visible to everybody.

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“Is samay pradesh aur desh ke rajnaitik kram me sabse jyada Musalman pareshan hai kyunki unko apna bhavishya bahut andhkarmay nazar aa raha hai. Unka toota bikharta sapna sabke saamne hai,” it said.

In his letter, the leader expressed “disappointment” over Muslims votes being considered as “personal property”. “Na to Musalman paani ka bulbula hai aur na hi thali ka baingan hai, jise kahin bhi ludhka diya jaye. Musalmano ki haalat par paini nazar hai aur faisla lene me kaafi samay hai. Faisla avashya hi aisa hoga ki BJP sarkar UP me na ban sake (Muslims are neither insignificant nor pushovers. They are carefully watching the situation and there is still time before they take a decision. The decision will definitely be to keep BJP out of power in the state),” said Azam’s letter.

The letter further said that intellectuals of the community understand what is good or bad for them.

“Musalman muddon par thatha majboot pakad wale dal ya vyaktitva ki oar bhi apni nazar jamaye hue hai (Muslims are keeping a close watch on issues, parties and individuals),” it said.

Azam added that Muslim leaders want to move along with secular Hindus.

“Lekin na to haari hui ladai ladna chahte hain, na hi be-bharosa rajnitik taqat ke sahyogi ban na chahte hain (But neither do they want to fight a losing battle nor be an ally to an unreliable political force),” said the letter.