Days after the Shahi Imam of Delhi`s Jama Masjid made an appeal to voters to support Congress, the BJP on Monday lodged a complaint with the Election Commission against the Muslim cleric`s open endorsement of the ruling party.
BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu Sunday said that Congress chief Sonia Gandhi had called on the Shahi Imam of Delhi`s Jama Masjid Syed Ahmed Bukhari as she was "frustrated" with the lectoral scenario and predicted her venture would "boomerang".
Congress on Thursday dismissed BJP`s charge that Sonia Gandhi`s meeting with Shahi Imam of Delhi`s Jama Masjid Syed Ahmed Bukhari was communalising politics and insisted that the party chief has not violated the model code.
With Congress president Sonia Gandhi`s meeting with Shahi Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari of Jama Masjid creating a flutter across the political spectrum, the latter`s brother on Thursday said that the meeting between the two holds no significance as the members of the Muslim community no longer admire him and take his appeals seriously.
Delhi`s Jama Masjid Shahi Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari was stopped here on Monday afternoon for nearly two hours while he was on way to the native village of DSP Zia-ul-Haq who was killed by a mob last Saturday.
Anna`s associates Arvind
Kejriwal and Kiran Bedi met Jama Masjid imam Syed Ahmed
Bukhari here after he expressed unhappiness over their failure
to involve Muslims into their campaign, but failed to break
ice with the cleric.