28 March 2009
Thiruvananthapuram: Making a scathing attack on Indian Union Muslim League (IUML), Peoples' Democratic Party (PDP) Chairman Abdul Nazir Madani Saturday alleged whenever the IUML shared power with the Congress, there were communal riots in Kerala.
Claiming the PDP was formed for ensuring social justice and had not indulged in any communal clashes, he told reporters here the IUML was spreading communalism and riots to cover up their administrative failure in the state.
Madani alleged the IUML was still continuing the same communal policy when it was formed during the period of partition of India in 1945, except changing its name.
Stating ever since its formation, his party was engaged in working for the benefit of Dalits and other downtrodden sections of the people, he said not even a single PDP worker had been arrested for communal clashes in the state.
Madani alleged it was because of IUML's fear of losing their traditional Muslim votes, they were making false and baseless allegations against his party.
On allegations of IUML State General Secretary P.K. Kunhalikutty that PDP was spreading communalism in the state, he said the IUML had no right to make such statements as its workers removed the national flag and hoisted party flag at Karipur Airport a few years ago.
Claiming he had never propagated or encouraged terrorism through his speeches or actions, he said he had expressed some statements against quite a few persons because of his emotions after the Babri Masjid was demolished.
Rejecting the media reports about his involvement with the Kashmir militant groups, he denied he ever met any such person or gave assistance to such people.