5000 members of RSS-linked Muslim Rashtriya Manch join Congress

Nagpur: Disgruntled with the party over discrimination and apathy, several office-bearers of the Muslim Rashtriya Manch, a body affiliated to the RSS, joined the Congress here on Saturday.

Alleging that the RSS and BJP were ignoring their demands, city president of the Muslim Rashtriya Manch Riyaz Khan claimed that some 5,000 members of the Manch were joining the Congress along with him and some 20 other functionaries.

Business Standard reported that they were welcomed into the party fold by Congress’ candidate for the Nagpur Lok Sabha constituency, Nana Patole, at a function here.