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Yogi ignoramus: Muslim League

Alleges bid to create communal rift

The Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) has lashed out at Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for his remarks about the party. Mr. Adityanath had tweeted that the IUML was a virus and that virus had infected the Congress. Anyone infected with the virus could not survive, he said.

The IUML described Mr. Adityanath as an ignoramus desperately trying to create communal divisions in society. IUML general secretary P.K. Kunhalikutty, MP, said in Malappuram that the UP Chief Minister was ignorant of the fact that the IUML was a secular party and part of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) for long. “Mr. Adityanath’s words will come back to him. They will sting him back. His comments are part of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s plans to give communal colour to everything,” said Mr. Kunhalikutty.

He said Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s rally in Wayanad had upset the BJP beyond description. IUML treasurer P.V. Abdul Wahab, MP, said Mr. Adityanath was deliberately trying to spread communal venom across the country.

‘Wicked move’

“Calling the IUML a virus on the eve of the Parliament elections is a deliberate and wicked move to destroy the existing communal harmony in the country. He is shamelessly trying for communal polarisation,” said Mr. Wahab.

Mr. Wahab said that even former Prime Minister A.B. Vajpayee had shown respect to the IUML. It was Vajpayee who sent former IUML president E. Ahamed to represent India in the United Nations.

Mr. Wahab mocked at Mr. Adityanath’s stupidity of comparing the IUML’s flag to Pakistan’s national flag.

“Even parties like the Janata Dal have green flags. What does he have to say about it?”

Partnership with Cong.

Mr. Wahab said the IUML and the Congress had completed 50 years of partnership in the country.

“It is our golden jubilee year of partnership,” he said.

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