Rajasthan Assembly election: All India Minorities Front decides to withdraw candidates, extend support to Congress

Jaipur: The All India Minorities Front (AIMF) on Sunday decided to withdraw the nominations of its candidates in the upcoming Assembly polls in Rajasthan to help the "secular forces" defeat "communal elements" led by the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Representational image. News18

Representational image. News18

At a meeting of the party's parliamentary board chaired by National President SM Asif, it was felt that fielding candidates may result in a division of secular votes. So, the party decided to extend support to the Congress.

The AIMF chief appealed to the voters to defeat "fundamentalist and communal forces".

The party underlined that minorities, SCs, STs and OBCs had suffered the most under the BJP government. It also cautioned the members of the SC and ST communities against the designs of the BJP that was aiming at splitting SC and ST votes in the reserved constituencies.

Rajasthan goes to polls on 7 December to elect a 200-member Assembly. Counting of votes and the declaration of results are scheduled for 11 December.

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Updated Date: Nov 18, 2018 23:35:54 IST

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