Zee Media Bureau
Ayodhya: One of the oldest litigants in Ayodhya title suits has alleged that Congress is creating fear of Bharatiya Janata Party`s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi among Muslims.
On Friday, Mohammad Hashim Ansari said Modi needs the minority community`s support to become the prime minister.
"Modi needs Muslims` full support to become prime minister of the country," Hashim said on the 21st anniversary of the demolition of Babri mosque.
"Muslims in Gujarat are happy and wealthy," he said.
Hashim (92), who is fighting the legal battle since 1959, alleged that Congress is creating fear of Modi among the Muslims.
"Congress is creating fear of Modi by saying that if he becomes the prime minister, there will be consequences for the community," he said.
Muslims have supported Congress for over 50 years, but the party in return gifted the community a series of communal riots, he said.
He also attacked the Muslim ministers in the Samajwadi party-led UP government and called them "powerless".
"Muslim ministers in the SP government are speechless and don`t have any position in the party," he said.
The SP government is following the path of Congress, which has "suppressed Muslims through riots", Hashim alleged.
"Over 100 riots have taken place since the SP government took over the reigns of UP. The party is following the path the Congress, which suppressed Muslims by orchestrating riots," he said.
(With PTI inputs)