Roshan Baig urges Muslims to ‘join hands’ with BJP if needed
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Roshan Baig urges Muslims to ‘join hands’ with BJP if needed

Bengaluru: Amid poor numbers given by exit polls to the Congress in the just-concluded Lok Sabha elections, senior Congress leader Roshan Baig yesterday dropped hints of quitting the party, and humbly appealed to Muslims to compromise with the situation, if NDA returns to power.

“Well if NDA is coming back to power, I humbly appeal to Muslim brothers to learn to compromise with the situation,” he told a section of media here. Asked if that means Muslims should join hands with BJP, Baig said if need arises, they must as the Congress had given just one ticket to a Muslim leader in Karnataka.

“If need be, (Muslims) must join hands. We must not remain loyal to one party. What happened to Muslims in Karnataka? The Congress gave just one seat,” he said. Asked if he will take a decision to quit Congress in coming days, Baig said if need be, he would do it.

“If needs arises, I will do it because we (Muslims) cannot remain in a party with disgrace. We live our lives with grace and dignity. Where we will not get respect, we will not want to remain there. If someone makes us sit with love and affection, we will sit with them,” he said.

Asked whom would he blame for the present condition of the Muslims in Karnataka, Baig pointed fingers at KPCC President Dinesh Gundu Rao for conducting “flop poll campaign” and also attacked CLP leaders including Siddharamaiah for the same.

“I hold Dinesh Gundu Rao for conducting a flop poll campaign. Moreover, CLP leaders who were flying high in the sky should come to terms with ground realities,” he added. Baig said he was not surprised by exit poll numbers as from the very beginning he knew Congress would not get good numbers because of the “flop poll campaigning” of the party.

May 21, 2019

ONE COMMENT ON THIS POST To “Roshan Baig urges Muslims to ‘join hands’ with BJP if needed”

  1. Citizen says:

    He should describe what he has done to community being in power since decades, he has served in all most all congress governments as cabinet minister. In fact he is government, and he is blaming congress for not doing anything for community, what did he do, he should brief ??
    All so called Muslim community leaders just winning elections in name of congress and looting community people, wakf and others.
    Tanveer Sait, MLA since decades
    Roshan Baig, MLA since decades
    Late Qamrul Islam, MLA since decades
    Served in cabinets, achievements are ZERO, still community is deprived with basic facilities, lack of education, housing, health care, skill developments. STILL MUSLIM COMMUNITY KEEP ON VOTING THESE OWLS.
    Zameer and UT Khader are far better compare to these leaders, I hope next time at least congress will consider Ayub Khan from NR constituency.

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