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Muslim intellectuals, ulemas and political leaders have urged the minority community to extend support to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his government's policy push for development of the country, the Times of India reports.
The community leaders, gathered at a conference of Muslims talked of unity of Muslims for development of the community while urging thousands of participants from across the country to engage Modi as he is now leader of the whole country and not of a party.
Addressing the Qaumi Ittehad conference, former MP Sabir Ali said the new government must be given an opportunity to ensure welfare of the Muslim community.
According to the report, Ali said that any introspection of the post independence era left Muslims with a sense of frustration and alienation as the steps taken by successive governments were without any commitment and were aimed at wooing minorities for political gains.
Praising Modi for his slogan of "sab ka saath, sab ka vikas" (together with all, development for all), Ali said that the NDA government must be complimented for taking a pledge to carry out development without any discrimination against anyone.
He said that Modi government must be given a chance to see how accommodative it becomes for Muslims in sharing power and in terms of development.Last Mod: 01 Ocak 2015, 12:06