Staff Reporter

MALAPPURAM: A meeting of Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) leaders convened by its State president, Syed Mohammedali Shihab Thangal, here on Saturday decided to organise conferences of the party in all districts, except Malappuram, in February. The party had conducted its Malappuram district conference eight months ago.

The leaders decided to reach out to the masses, with various policies of the party, before the Assembly elections. The district-level meetings were expected to strengthen public support to it, ahead of the elections, they said.

According to them, the district meetings will expose the "hollowness of the development agenda" of the Communist Party of India (Marxist).

IUML's district presidents, secretaries, and State committee members and MLAs and MPs took part in the meeting at the Government Guest House.

Briefing presspersons later, P.K. Kunhalikutty, party State general secretary, said volunteers' marches and gatherings would mark the 13 district conferences of the party, beginning in Kasargod on February 25. Padayatras would be organised in all districts, including Malappuram.