The first meeting of the national general council of the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) here on Sunday elected the office-bearers for the next term of four years.
National president and Union Minister of State for External Affairs E. Ahamed was re-elected unanimously, so was national general secretary K.M. Kader Mohideen.
P.K. Kunhalikutty is included in the national council as treasurer, a move resulting from the merger of the IUML and the State Muslim League as per the amendments suggested by the Election Commission.
Iqbal Ahmed of Uttar Pradesh and Dastgheer Agha of Karnataka are appointed vice-presidents. The five national secretaries are E.T. Mohammed Basheer, Abdussamad Samadhani, Khorrum Anis Omer, S. Naim Akhtar, and Shahinsha Jahangir.
As per the newly amended party constitution, five new posts of assistant secretaries have been created. The assistant secretaries are Shamim Sadiq, M. Mateen Khan, Siraj Ebrahim Sait, Abdul Basith, and Sharfuddin Ansari.
The council also elected a nine-member organising committee of the National Muslim Youth League.
Asked whether the party has followed the one person, one post norm in electing the office-bearers, Mr. Mohammed Basheer said none of the office-bearers of the State unit had been included in the national council.
The council also adopted the resolutions presented at the national executive meet on Saturday. Among other things, the resolution demanded justice for the innocents languishing in jails in terror-related cases, formation of a national alliance of secular parties to counter right-wing fascist forces, and proper implementation of the recommendations of the Sachar committee and the Ranganath Misra commission.
Around 400 council members from 18 States attended the first general council of the IUML.