Modi using triple talaq issue for political gains: Azad
Former Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Sunday alleged that right wing BJP and Prime Minister is politicising the triple talaq issue to gain electoral mileage.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had urged the Muslim community to ensure that the triple talaq issue was not “politicised”, and hoped that intellectuals from the community would come forward to fight the practice.
Azad said no other political party except the BJP and its ideological mentor, the RSS, were trying to politicise the issue.
“No Muslim believes in triple talaq while moving around and the practice is adhered to as per the holy Quran in which certain norms and time-frame has been laid,’ Azad said.
“When the society is already discussing this issue of triple talaq and the court (the Supreme Court) is looking into it, then why is the BJP unnecessarily coming in between Muslim women and their Muslim husbands. The BJP should not make attempts at creating a new vote bank,” Azad told reporters here.
Leader of the Congress party in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge said Modi was speaking of such issues with an eye on the Karnataka assembly elections slated next year.
“The prime minister spoke all such things, eyeing the upcoming election in Karnataka,” he said.