Political representation given to Muslims as minority community: Athawale

Mathura, Sep 8 (PTI) Union Minister Ramdas Athawale has supported AIMIM President Asaduddin Owaisi’s statement that of course Muslims should be given political representation.

Athawale, however, also said that they (Muslims) should be given this representation not on religious grounds but on the basis of being a minority.

Athawale had arrived on Wednesday to inaugurate the Sangeet Shiromani Swami Haridas Aavirbhava Mahotsav organized at Sri Radhaprasad Dham located on the Parikrama Marg of Vrindavan. He supported the statement of AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi, in which he has talked about giving political representation to Muslims, during a conversation with reporters after the launch of the program. Athawale clarified that he supports the proposal to consider representation to Muslims by political parties but they should not be given this representation on the basis of religion, but on the basis of minority community.

On another question related to Taliban, Athawale defended the government’s policy and said, “The Indian government is still monitoring the whole situation. Accordingly, the next strategy will be decided.

On the question asked on the status of corona virus in Maharashtra, he said that the government and the general public in Maharashtra are fighting a battle against the corona virus. He said that there should not be a third wave of corona virus in the whole country. He said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is doing a great historic job of providing free vaccines to the countrymen.

In another program organized at Bhajan Kutir here, he also honored the activists engaged in cow protection.

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