AIMF to support Cong in MCD polls

New Delhi: The All India Minorities Front will support the Congress in the upcoming municipal polls in the capital saying there were "efforts to divide votes of minority communities" which could benefit the BJP.

The AIMF's decision came after its president SS Asif met Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit here on Monday.

In a statement, Asif alleged some political parties and Independents were eyeing to divide the votes of minorities especially Muslims.

"This may result to comeback of communal powers in the three municipal corporations.

"That would mean that members of minority communities will have to continue remaining depressed, oppressed and neglected class of second rate citizens for another term," he claimed.