We are posting an excellent statement released from Lucknow that slams communal forces for attacking the Election
commission on the Varun Gandhi issue. Amesh Mishra the candidate is backed by the Ulema Council. PTH posted several pieces on Varun Gandhi and many communal visitors sent us email and some also left comments. The purpose of the earlier posts was not to denigrate India or Indians but to condemn what needs to be condemned. As South Asians we immediately get encouraged by such trends. We have to counter intolerance and bigotry of all kinds. Raza Rumi
While speaking at election rallies in the old Lucknow town area on 23-4-2009 and 24-3-2009, Amaresh Misra, the candidate of Ulema Council from Lucknow Lok Sabha constituency, slammed communal forces for attacking the Election commission on the Varun Gandhi issue. Accusing Mr.Varun Gandhi of violating Sections 14, 15 and 16 of the Indian constitution, Mr. Misra said that through Varun Gandhi, the BJP is trying to create another Narendra Modi.
Mr Misra said that the exact statement given by Mr. Varun Gandhi was that `I will break the hand of any `katua’ (a derogatory term for Muslims) which dares to harm Hindus’. Mr. Misra said that the word `katua’ is there in the original CD before the Election Commission. Mr. Misra said that all Sanatani Hindus have been shamed by Varun Gandhi’s statement; these words are used by criminals like Bal Thackarey. Mr. Misra said that the Ulema Council and he will ensure that UP is not turned another Gujarat or Maharashtra.
Mr. Misra stunned the old Lucknow crowd when he stated that if Varun Gandhi is not given exemplary punishment by the system, the Ulema council will personally punish Varun Gandhi by dragging him to Lucknow and breaking his bones physically. Mr. Misra said that this is the call of aggressive secularism and fight against injustice.
Mr. Misra’s entry into old Lucknow created a virtual storm. Thousands of Muslims, Brahmins and Hindus are thronging his meetings. This follows a week long campaign in Lucknow East and Lucknow North area from 18th March to 22nd March, in which Mr. Misra got the support of several BJP, SP and BSP leaders and sympathizers—hundreds of SP-BSP activists and leaders joined the Ulema Council in Lucknow East and Lucknow North.
In Lucknow North, Mr. Misra campaigned in Khurram Nagar, Madiyaoon Purania, Faizlullahganj, Triveni Nagar, Khadara, Vikasnagar and Janakipuram. Mr. Misra inaugurated the election office of Lucknow North in Puraniya. In Lucknow East Mr. Misra and Ulema Council activists took out a Muslim-Brahmin march—beginning from Ujhriyanv village in Gomtinagar, the two hour long procession covered the Digdiga village, and the huge Vishal Khand area. The procession was colorful as hundreds of Brahmins wearing Ramnami chola marched alongside Muslims raising the central slogan of Ulema Council `Ekta ka raaj chalega, Hindu-Muslim saath chalega’.