Hostile stance of certain cultural icons towards politics flayed
Organisations which had vociferously criticised politics and political parties are now giving shape to political parties to win public attention and popularity, Minister for Social Welfare M.K. Muneer has said.
He was speaking after inaugurating a seminar on ‘Politics of anarchy,' organised by the Muslim Youth League (MYL), in memory of former Chief Minister C.H. Mohammed Koya, here, on Sunday.
Dr. Muneer said the ‘inner politics' and ‘vested interests' of those who once considered political movements as anti-religious and anti-national were slowly becoming evident. The Jamaat-e-Islami and the Popular Front of India had started contesting elections, a deviation from their previous stance, he said.
People who opted to keep away from democratic processes, like voting, out of disgruntlement, were helping the advocates of anarchy. Only a society with good political sense would be able to protect democratic values. Such a society would be able to take the benefits of democracy to the weaker sections, Dr. Muneer said.
Criticising the hostile stance of certain cultural leaders towards politicians Dr. Muneer said, “only politicians would invest their time and energy round-the-clock to help their fellow beings.” They would be awake even when the cultural leaders shut their doors on their visitors for personal comforts, he said.
Politicians were the only people who were frequently subjected to trial by the public. They are under pressure to ensure transparency every action. “Also, there are no other segments who are very much conscious of the sentiments of voters and their instant feedback on important issues,” he said.
Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) State general secretary K.P.A. Majeed inaugurated the C.H. Mohammed Koya memorial meet. He said the model set by C.H. Mohammed Koya in transforming the younger generation for constructive politics was unique.
The IUML leader said the absence of such leaders with vision was a bane of politics.
Najeeb Kanthapuram, district president of MYL, presided over the seminar. Journalist K.M. Roy delivered the memorial speech. C. Moyinkutty, MLA, and IUML State secretary M.C. Mayin Haji were present.