A Press Conference was organized by the AMU Students’ Union to express its reservation on the electoral tie up of Bahujan Samaj Party & Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh in run upto the forthcoming elections of Lok Sabha.
Addressing the Press Conference Hony. Secretary of AMU Students’ Union Huzaifa Amir said that it is not a ‘Gathbandhan’ but a ‘Thugbandhan’ as it has been done with the only aim of strengthening their electoral base and the muslims of the state have not been given their due share in this so called ‘Gathbandhan’.
Huzaifa Amir stated that there are several muslim political outfits like AIMIM, Rashtriya Ulema Council, Peace Party, & many more who are active on the ground since many years and have got a significant electoral base in many parts of the state but they too have not been included in this coalition which raises serious doubts over the intentions of these so called secular parties.
He added that any coalition without the muslim political outfits will not be able to serve any purpose, moreover it would considered as a ‘Political gimmick’ only.
Vice-President of the Union Hamza Sufyan said that these two parties have been in power for a significant period of time but they have not been able to fulfil their poll promises concerning the Muslim community which they included in their manifesto, the most important being the provision of 18% Muslim reservation which was promised by Samajwadi Party in 2012 but they miserably failed in fulfilling it, inspite of having a clear cut majority.
He further said that now these two parties want that muslims should vote for them ‘en-masse’ just to defeat BJP but they are not coming out with any concrete agenda for social & educational welfare of muslim community which as per Sacchar Committee report are worse than even schedule castes & schedule tribes.
He warned BSP & SP to include the muslim political outfits, otherwise AMUSU will coordinate with these political outfits and will try to roll out a alternative ‘front’ consisting of them.