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Thursday, August 18, 2005

Congress is selling India out to get more Islamic votes!

Preetam Sohani
Aug. 18, 2005

It is a shame that BJP is still busy fighting for and against an old leader who has little to offer called Advani. In the mean time Congress is silent on ‘Fatwa’ trying to get all the votes it can from the Islamic community. Congress is taking advantage of the inner fights within BJP.

The BJP on Thursday questioned Congress party’s ‘silence’ on the ‘fatwas’ issued in the Imrana case and the latest one barring women from contesting elections and demanded that Muslim women too be made legally entitled to equal inheritance rights in ancestral property. But the challenge was weak as BJP was internally busy fighting for and against Advani.

The Congress party talks big about gender equality and women’s empowerment but it is not clear what Congress party and its president think about the fatwas issued in the Imrana case and the one asking women to contest polls under veil or the Supreme Court’s concern on the parallel Judicial system”, BJP parliamentary party spokesman V.K. Malhotra said.

He said if the UPA government was sincere about providing justice and empowerment to women, it should make the provisions of the recently amended Hindu Succession Act equally applicable to Muslim women.

A month after demanding the resignation of BJP president L.K. Advani, senior party leader Madan Lal Khurana on Thursday unleashed a fresh attack saying he was finding it difficult to continue under his leadership and would decide his future plans in consultation with RSS leadership.

“I no longer can work under the people around Advani who sit in AC rooms and influence decisions of the party president,” the former Delhi Chief Minister said without naming anybody.

In a surprise development, senior BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi, a well-known critic of L.K. Advani, is understood to have advised Gujarat dissidents to meet the party president and seek redressal for their grievances.

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