- خبر من مصادر إنجليزية.
اتهم "إسلام شير خان" - رئيس "الجمعية الأولمبية الهندية"، وعضو البرلمان السابق، وعضو "حزب المؤتمر الوطني" - اتهم قيادات الحزب بتعمد إقصاء المسلمين من المشهد، بعد رفضهم السماح له بالمشاركة في زيارة "سونيا غاندي" - رئيس لجنة "مؤتمر عموم الهند" - وخاصةً في ظل انقسام قيادات الحزب بين الإقطاعيين والصناعيين من ناحية، وبين المسلمين والدايلت والقبائل والطبقات الفقيرة من ناحية أخرى.
وقد أشار "خان" إلى أن "حزب المؤتمر الوطني" استمر في خسارة الانتخابات في العديد من الولايات؛ مثل: "أوتربراديش" و"البنغال" و"بيهار"؛ بسبب إهماله لدور وأهمية ومتطلبات المجتمعات الفقيرة والمعوزة. المصدر: شبكة الألوكة.
يرجى الإشارة إلى المصدر عند نقل الخبر – شبكة الألوكة.
Being born a Muslim is a crime in Congress party: former MP
Former MP and head of the Indian Olympic Association, Aslam Sher Khan, has alleged that top leaders of the Congress party from Madhya Pradesh are trying to side-line him just because he is a Muslim.
"I am the senior-most Muslim leader of the Congress party in Madhya Pradesh. I have been attached to the Congress for the past 32 years and was given tickets to contest Lok Sabha elections by the party high command through the decades from Indira Gandhi, Sanjay Gandhi, Rajeev Gandhi to PV Narasimha Rao," a peeved Aslam Sher Khan told TOI.
"For the first time in the history of the Congress party, I feel as though being born a Muslim is a crime," Khan said on Sunday. "There is a clear division in the party with a privileged creamy group of persons including feudal lords and industrialists on one hand and Muslims, Dalits, tribals, backwards on the other. The privileged class will lead while we will be left behind," he added.
The former member of the Indian hockey team argued that he was hurt by the behaviour of central leaders who refused to take him along to meet AICC president Sonia Gandhi after a coordination committee meeting at 24, Akbar Road in New Delhi on Saturday evening.
There are 14 members in the Madhya Pradesh Congress coordination committee including union ministers Kamal Nath, Jyotiraditya Scindia, AICC general secretary Digvijay Singh and central leaders like Suresh Pachauri, Satyavrat Chaturvedi. AICC general secretary in-charge of Madhya Pradesh BK Hariprasad is also part of the coordination committee. According to Khan, all members of the coordination committee were summoned for a meeting to discuss and sort out differences between warring factions within the MPCC so that assembly election 2013 could be fought together against the ruling BJP.
"This was a much-sought after meeting and we were told that the party president would be present. But BK Hariprasad said that Sonia Gandhi was busy and a delegation of six to seven persons would go to her residence at 10 Janpath and brief her. We were made to wait for one-and-a-half hours at the party headquarters and then asked to sign on a piece of paper. The privileged men went ahead to brief the party president and did not even return to tell us what was said," an irate Khan, who was elected to the Lok sabha from Betul constituency in 1984 and 1991 said.
Leaders who met AICC president Sonia Gandhi's residence on Saturday evening included BK Hariprasad, Digvijay Singh, Kamal Nath, Suresh Pachauri, Jyotiraditya Scindia and PCC chief Kantilal Bhuria. "They left those who represent minorities, Dalits, backwards and women from meeting the party president," Khan alleged. "We represent communities that are the backbone of the Congress party and yet there is no place for us. NP Prajapati who is a Dalit leader was not included neither was Indrajit Patel representing the OBC or Manju Rai who is a woman. And I am a Muslim.''
Khan accused that the Congress has lost elections in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Bengal because of this continuous insult that is heaped on the less-privileged communities. "In Madhya Pradesh we have lost every successive election from assembly to local bodies because of this attitude of central leaders," he said. "But this will not go on. I have vowed to stay within the Congress and show the party how important and strong the minority communities can be," he threatened.
Aslam Sher Khan is the second person in recent times to hurl accusations against central leaders. Earlier this month, MP from Dewas- Sajjan Singh Verma had pointed out that Congress leaders don't want to leave their air-conditioned comfort while the RSS campaigns for the BJP were living on just roasted gram dal and water.
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