Ernakulam: BJP’s Kerala State Spokesperson KVS Haridas strongly criticized the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) and Congress. Haridas accused the Congress of surrendering to the pressure tactics employed by the Muslim League. He added that the Congress is planning to give in to the Muslim League’s demands, terming the move suicidal.
He urged Congress leaders to analyze whether it is right to surrender to extremist communal forces. Haridas pointed out that the Muslim League currently holds two Lok Sabha seats and is demanding more seats in the upcoming elections. Reports suggest that Congress leaders are considering giving a sitting seat to the Muslim League, a decision Haridas criticized.
Haridas was responding to the media in Ernakulam after reports came in that the Muslim League had made a demand for a third seat at the bilateral talks with the Congress party.
He added that Congress leaders in Kerala have an approach that encourages and favours extremist communal forces. Haridas also stated that leaders of the Congress supported Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan. Haridas highlighted that, recognizing the communal approach of Congress, several members are leaving the Congress party to join the BJP.