New Delhi: According to a report published in Inquilab Urdu Daily, Congress convened a meeting with Muslim intellectuals.
Invitations have been sent by Mr. Afzal Ayubi, Advocate of Supreme Court to 60-70 Muslim intellectuals. The invitees include Justice Sohail Ajaz Siddiqui, former Chairman of Minorities Educational institutions, Mr. Kamal Farooqui, Former Chairman of Minorities Commission, New Delhi, Mr. Mohammed Adeeb, Former MP, Dr. Zafar Mahmood, Mr. Ilyas Malik, Mr. Rizwan Qaisar, Ms. Arifa Khanam and others.
In his invitation, Mr. Ayubi wrote that the suggestions of Muslim intellectuals will help formulate election manifesto of Congress for 2019 election.
It may be mentioned that earlier, Congress-led UPA Govt. had appointed Sachar Committee in order to implement the development of the Muslims as a result of it, Congress got 22 Lok Sabha seats in UP.
Many recommendations of Sachar Committee could not be implemented till 2014. Due to the objections raised by BJP that Congress is resorting to appeasement of the Muslims, Congress was terrified.
Once again, Congress wants to understand Muslim issues for their inclusion in the election manifesto for 2019 Lok Sabha elections.