And they are playing their political cards also well. Today all political parties vie for their support including BJP – the only problem with BJP is it mixes difference dance styles of political theatre without knowing the forward foot.
IRRESPECTIVE OF what the saffronized elements in the ruling elites of certain states and bureaucracy say or try to entrap Indian Muslims, Indian Muslims have always stayed away from national and international terror circles.
Muslims are conveying their grievances through proper channels. They have been flourishing in every profession and gradually making their mark where they are. From Shahrukh Khan, Aamir Khan and Salman Khan; cricketers Irfan Pathan, Zaheer Khan to Azim Premji and Khoraliwalas and from Sania Mirza to The President of India, A PJ Abdul Kalam, they are proving themselves to respectable, vibrant and advanced citizens of India.
And they are playing their political cards also well. Today all political parties vie for their support including BJP – the only problem with BJP is it mixes difference dance styles of political theatre without knowing the forward foot. Muslims have taken the demolition of Babri Masjid and the pogroms of Gujarat in the most positive way in their stride and if anyone has any doubt about their political acumen, they can read the toady’s following recantation of Mulayam Singh turned Kalyan Singh’s buddy.
In an attempt to mend fences with Muslims after having aligned with Kalyan Singh during Lok Sabha polls, SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav on Thursday regretted taking support of those “responsible” for the Babri mosque demolition and sought pardon of the community.
“In the last Lok Sabha polls, I had to take support of some ‘galat tatva’ (wrong elements) to keep communal forces at bay from forming government at the Centre. This confused the secular forces especially my Muslim brothers and their feelings were hurt. I accept my mistake and seek pardon of the Muslim community for my act”, he said in a statement here. He said, “I have already made public statement that I will never take support of those responsible for the Babri mosque demolition in the future.
“I want to assure my Muslim brothers that whatever I have done will not be repeated and I will continue to raise voice in favour of the Muslim community”, Yadav, whose Muslim vote bank eroded in the last election, said.
Something for BJP to learn in it.