(UP) Ulama Council has decided to contest the upcoming Maharashtra
Assembly election expected in October this year.
decided to field our candidates at all the 288 assembly
constituencies polls for which are expected in October”, Maulana
AAmir Madani, president of the council said while introducing the UP
replica in Maharashtra as Maharashtra Ulama Council. AAmir Madni was
speaking at Marathi Patrakar Sangh in Mumbai yesterday.
had floated the Ulama Council in Uttar Pradesh (UP) after the
encounter of the Azamgarh youths allegedly involved in New Delhi and
other blasts. The Council came into the limelight when it brought a
train full of protestors from Azamgarh to New Delhi to press for a
fair probe into the Batla House encounter. The Council later fought
the parliamentary elections on the same agenda. Though it had
fielded its candidates on seven parliamentary constituencies in
Uttar Pradesh (UP), none of them could win the election. Post LS
elections, analysts blamed the UP Ulama Council of helping the
Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) in the
elections. However council leaders brushed these allegations aside
saying, it is not their job to defeat the communal forces.
the community is undergoing a trauma and no political party can
escape from the responsibility of this dire condition he said, “We
don’t trust any political parties anymore.”
earlier the communal riots were used to traumatize the community and
now it is the terrorism which is used as a tool to spoil the careers
of Muslim youths, he said, “The exploitation of the community should
end here and the innocent Muslim youths who were detained for
Malegaon blast should be released immediately.”
alleged misuse of the Wakf Properties he said, “It is time for the
government to hand over Ismail Yousuf College, Hajj House and other
Wakf properties to Muslims.”
Maharashtra Ulama Cnucil, Aamir Madani said, would raise the local
issues and if needed would resort to mass movement on the street.
Maharashtra United Democratic Front, a
local replica of Assam United Democratic Front (AUDF) has already
decided to contest the Maharashtra Assembly elections.