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To show Muslim support, RSS ensures invites for three dozen

Likewise, passes have been arranged for some guests from the Christian community as well.

Written by Shyamlal Yadav | New Delhi | Updated: May 26, 2014 11:39 am

The BJP may not have a single Muslim MP but the RSS wants to ensure that at least 30 Muslim faces are present for Narendra Modi’s swearing-in on Monday.

It has organised invites for over three dozen Muslims, from across the country. Some of them have already arrived in the Capital.

Likewise, passes have been arranged for some guests from the Christian community as well.

Girish Juyal, a former pracharak working with the RSS’s Muslim Rashtriya Manch and one of those assigned to look after the Muslim guests, confirmed the invitations. “Our effort is to ensure that a message doesn’t go out that this government has no support among Muslims,” Juyal said. During the campaign, the BJP had distributed skull caps to show Muslim presence at its meetings.

Some of them may not be able to come but passes have been arranged for all, said sources. Most of the guests are associated with the Muslim Rashtriya Manch. Some are religious leaders, while a few are ordinary Muslims, sources said.

Apart from Juyal, Virag Pachpore, Golok Behari and Mahiradhwaj Singh have been deputed to look after these guests. Of them only Pachpore is a pracharak, others are former RSS pracharaks.

The invitees include Faiz Khan (from Raipur), Dr Salim Raj (Raipur), S K Moinuddin (Jabalpur), Tayyab Qureshi (Ghaziabad), Maulana Shamoom Kasmi (Bijnore), Maulana Shoeb Kasmi (Bijnore), Dr Sadakat Ali (Roorkie), Mohd Ashraf Asharfi (Bareilly), Imran Chaudhary (Delhi), Mohammad Afzal (Delhi), Shehzad Ali (Agra), Abbas Ali Vorah (Bangalore), Latif Maqdoom (Pune), Dr Shahid Akhtar (Ranchi), Engineer Ghulam Ali (Srinagar), Abu Baqar Naqvi (Tonk), Reshma Hussain (Jaipur), Ghani Bhai Qureshi (Gujarat), Maulana Zahid and Zahangir Alam, among others.

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    AK
    May 26, 2014 at 3:41 pm
    31% votes only. The downslide has started.
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      APPAN VARMA
      May 26, 2014 at 4:04 am
      BJP has a muslim M.P and that too a woman .Aysha Bai nee HEMA MALINI. I think she is named as Aysh bai .R.Chakrabarthy.Modi should invite Navaz Sheriffs daughter or let us hope she is coming with her father for thegreat words of why not we live like Europe and not like Koreas.The greatest effect of MODITVA is this word
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        rohit
        May 26, 2014 at 3:58 am
        beginning of tokenism ... no representation in government, but representation guaranteed for photo op in front of media and world.
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          Lakshmi Chatti
          May 26, 2014 at 5:12 am
          A good move to begin with.The country expects more such measures.
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            Dinesh Singh
            May 26, 2014 at 9:51 pm
            So All others like Salman Khan, em Khan Arbaz khan, Javed akhtar and others present at the ceremony are not muslims?
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