Sunday, December 8, 2013
Regional Muslim Political Parties Formed In India
Losing confidence in the secular Congres and nationlist BJP, Indian Muslims are giving their support to recently formed regional Muslim parties as they prepare for House of people 2014 eletions. " The surge of Regional political paries of Muslims reflects a new-found confidence in the minority community in organising politically with community's interests in mind", a document published by Bhatiya Janta Party (BJP) think tank Public Policy Research Center(PPRC), was cited by the Sunday Standard on December 8. The document details the rise of regional parties like The Peace Party of India ( which won four seats in the Uttar Pradesh' last assembly elections. Muslims who constitute 15 percent of India's population play a vital role in over three dozens general seats.