Samastha leader to campaign for IUML in Kerala

Commenting on the CPM’s promise to not implement CAA, he said it must be remembered that repealing the law comes under the purview of the Centre and not the state government.
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KOZHIKODE: Even while the CPM is eyeing the votes of the anti-IUML section in the Samastha Kerala Jem-Iyyathul Ulama, a leader of the Sunni Yuvajana Sangham (SYS) has made it clear that he will openly canvass votes for the Muslim League.

Nasar Faizi Koodathayi, SYS state secretary and general secretary of the Samastha Kerala Jem-Iyyathul Qutbah, (SKJQ), told TNIE that he will attend the family meetings of the party as part of the campaign for the upcoming elections. He, however, was quick to add that he will be participating in the campaigns in his individual capacity and not as the representative of the organisation.

SYS and SKJQ are the feeder outfits of Samastha, which had made it clear that the organisation has no political affiliation but the members can have their own political preferences.

Faizi’s post on Facebook in which he cautioned against the double standard of the CPM ‘in aiding the fascists and smuggling in liberal ideology’ has also become a topic of discussion in political circles. In the post, Faizi said that priority should be given to the Congress and the UDF in the fight against fascism, and all others including the CPM will come only after the Congress.

Commenting on the CPM’s stand against the CAA, he said it must be remembered that repealing the law comes under the purview of the Centre and not the state government. Faizi said the stand of the CPM on gender neutrality and LGBTQ issues also should be discussed. “The LDF government had tried to bring in liberal ideology and irreligious thinking in the curriculum,” he said.

He also alleged that it was the CPM-led government that paved a safe exit for the Riyas Moulavi murder accused. Faizi’s assertions came at a time when a section in the Samastha is preparing to give ‘a suitable reply’ to the IUML for ‘helping the anti-Samastha forces.’

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