New Delhi: The Muslim minority politics wants a change today but so-called secular parties don’t as they have made them bonded labor and take them for granted at the time of elections; It is you the youth who should decide for a new leadership, said dissident Aam Aadmi Party leader Yogendra Yadav while addressing a gathering of Muslim youths in Jamia Nagar area of Delhi on Wednesday.
“For first 50 years after Independence, Muslims did not vote for Muslim parties but the so-called secular parties took this loyalty as a bond and they started to use them as bonded labourer. They create fear psychosis among Muslims and take their votes. They did not take up the real issues of Muslims, rather held them around two-three issues like Shah Bano, Urdu and Aligarh Muslim University,” said Yadav at the program organized by Students Islamic Organisation of India.
He also blamed the traditional leadership of Muslims for the bonded-labor relations between the community and secular parties. He also said that political parties imposed leadership on Muslim society.
Without mentioning the dispute within AAP in the recent months that has disappointed many Delhi voters, Yogendra Yadav said “VP Singh had once become a hope for Muslims and in the last 2-3 years, the community took Aam Aadmi Party with the same enthusiasm, but at this time I would not speak about how much of the hope is intact today.”
Yadav also criticized the politics of Majlis Ittehadul Muslimeen. He said “MIM’s politics is dangerous for Muslims but it is perfect for BJP and such parties.”
“You the young leaders should decide for a new leadership (in the Muslim community). I took up the issue while talking to Muslim intellectuals in Bangalore and will raise it Hyderabad next month,” he said.
He advised Muslim youths not to get angry over problems and discriminations. “You need not angry over problems. Rather you should think about issues seriously and chalk out a plan for next 50 years,” said Yadav who launched Swaraj Abhiyan last month in a bid to reform the AAP.
He and Prashant Bhushan, both founder members of AAP, have however been sacked from all party positions by AAP national convenor and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal.