Madrassa teachers, students to support BJP in Assam by-poll

Guwahati: All Assam Madrassa Teachers Workers Association and All Assam Madrassa Students Union will extend their support to BJP nominees in the November 19 by-election to Lakhimpur parliamentary and Baithalangso Assembly seats in the state.

The organisations extended their support to BJP in a meeting with the Assam unit of BJP Minority Morcha here today, Morcha’s general secretary Mahiruddin Ahmed said.

Both the madrassa organisations thanked Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal for the Cabinet decision for solving the issues concerning the madrassa school teachers, a release by the Morcha general secretary said.

They have also requested the government to design a syllabus for madrassa schools in keeping with the times and set up a madrassa university in the state.

Supporting the Centre’s demonetisation move, the organisations also hailed the state government’s steps against corrupt government officials and employees.

Problems of the minority community were also discussed in the meeting, the release said.

Madrassa Students Union’s president Kamrul Haq and general secretary Najrul Islam, Teachers Workers Association representatives Suleman Ali Mogul and Abdul Kasim Khan were among those who participated in the meeting, it added.