Hyderabad MP and AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi today asked political parties not to create controversy on the issue of holding Lok Sabha polls during Ramzan. Strongly disputing with contention of some opposition leaders that it will discourage Muslim voters in participate in large number, he said there will be greater participation of Muslim community in the democratic exercise during that period.
He asserted that this whole controversy is totally uncalled for and unnecessary. He advised political parties not to use the Muslim community and Ramzan. One must understand that Ramzan will start in India around May 5 depending on Moon sighting, he added.
In the country, he said that the election process has to be completed by June 3. Hence, elections have to be there during the Ramzan. It is not possible to culminate elections by May 5, he said.
Stating that Muslims, keeping fast during the holy month, continue with their regular schedule of work, Owaisi said: “Muslims will definitely fast in Ramzan and will keep doing their regular work during the fast. They go out and lead a normal life. They work and go to the office. My analysis is that this month which increases spiritualism in Muslims will lead to more voting percentage because I will be free from worldly duties.”
“Throughout India wherever the elections are being held during Ramzan, Muslims will vote in higher percentage and will defeat the evil forces,” he added.Ramzan, observed by Muslims as a month of fasting, is likely to coincide with the seven-phase election schedule.