Kejriwal meets Muslim clerics to shrug off RSS tag
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Last Updated: Monday, November 14, 2011, 21:22
Lucknow: Apparently to shrug off the tag of being backed by RSS and BJP, key Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal on Monday met senior Muslim clerics and leaders including vice-president of All India Muslim Personal Law Board, Maulana Kalbe Sadiq.

Kejriwal called on Sadiq at his residence here and apprised him of Jan Lokpal Bill, India Against Corruption core committee member Sanjay Singh said.

The noted cleric also expressed his support to the bill and promised all help in this regard, Singh said.

Kejriwal later met other leaders of the community, including chairperson of All India Muslims Women Personal Law Board, Shahista Amber and Maulana Irfan Firangimahli among others, he said.

According to sources, the Team Anna member was questioned as to why Muslims were not included in the core committee and on the allegations that it is being backed by RSS and BJP.

Kejriwal clarified that people of all sects and religions fall prey to corruption and it is wrong to say that Muslims were not with them as a sizable number of them were also there at the Ramlila ground, sources said.

On charges of links with RSS, he asked them to minutely study the comments of RSS leaders and of those like Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh and they would themselves see the reality.

Shaista Amber, when contacted, said Muslim leaders also supported the fight against corruption.


First Published: Monday, November 14, 2011, 21:22

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