New Delhi: The Shahi Imam of the Jama Masjid in Delhi on Friday has announced to support Congress in the upcoming elections in India.
Syed Ahmed Bukhari, said today, “We had discussions with Sonia Gandhi. For elections 2014, I announce support for the Congress, with the rider that they will fulfill their promises if they come to power. We have to stand united against communal forces, NDTV reported.
His meeting with Sonia Gandhi has been described by the BJP as an attempt by the Congress president to polarize the vote by religion.
The BJP has registered its complaint with the Election Commission because Mrs Gandhi reportedly asked the Shahi Imam and other Muslim leaders accompanying him to ensure the minority vote in India is not split.
Sonia Gandhi denied the charge, telling reporters, “We are not in the habit or in the game of polarising the elections.”