Bukhari to announce third front in Bihar Monday

Last Updated: Sunday, August 8, 2010 - 22:22

Patna: Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid Syed Ahmed
Bukhari today accused the successive Congress, RJD and NDA
governments in Bihar with "cheating the Muslims" and said he
would launch a third front tomorrow to effectively take on the
RJD-LJP combine and the NDA led by Nitish Kumar.

"The successive governments of Congress, RJD and now now
NDA have badly hoodwinked and cheated the muslims...they have
used the community to the hilt for the sake of politics of
votes," Bukhari, who arrived here this afternoon, told a group
of reporters at Jayaprakash Narayan International airport
here.

"I am here to explore the forging of alliance with
parties and organisations and groups with secular
backgrounds... I will hold marathon discussions with them to
rope in," he said.

Bukhari said he would announced a third front, a viable
alternative to the NDA and RJD-LJP combine.

To a question as to whether he would try to rope in the
Congress in the exercise, Independent MLA Dadan Pahelwan, who
accompanied Bukhari from New Delhi, said Congress was "a
non-entity" in Bihar and therefore, there was no question
of forging alliance with it.

Bukhari lambasted the Nitish Kumar government for its
"utter failure to deliver justice" to the minorities in Bihar.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, August 8, 2010 - 22:22

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