Kozhikode: The IUML today slammed Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan for his reported statement that radical outfit, the
Popular Front of India, was encouraging youth from other communities to convert to Islam and persuade them to marry muslim girls to increase muslim population.
'The statement is in bad taste,' IUML Kerala unit General Secretary, P K Kunhalikutty told reporters here today.
Achuthanandan had allegedly made the statement at a press conference at Delhi yesterday.
Both PFI and Abdul Nassar Madhani-led People's Democratic Party (PDP) has become a liability for the community, he said, adding because of these organisations, mosques and other institutions were being raided by the police.
'If the PFI was indulging in activities as alleged by Achuthanandan, then stringent action should be taken against them', he said, adding 'but, to accuse the community as a whole was in bad taste'. In the last state assembly elections, CPI(M) had aligned with
such forces, he charged.
'CPI(M) should not carry PDP on its shoulders with the objective of weakening the IUML,' he said. PTI