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Poll dates clashes with Ramzan, an unnecessary row, says Owaisi
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Poll dates clashes with Ramzan, an unnecessary row, says Owaisi

After some Muslim clearics raise objections about some of the poll dates clashing with Ramzan, All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen chief rejected the controversy saying the whole controversy is unnecessary.

He also requested the political parties to not use the Muslim community and Ramzan for “whatever reasons,” adding that the Muslims will vote on the given election dates.

Giving up the controversy, Union Minister VK Singh also said that the EC should not to be blamed for as the month of Ramzan keeps changing and that the polling dates were not chosen deliberately.

However, in Bengal some political quarters express dissatisfaction over some of the dates that are clashing with Ramzan (May 5 and June 4). It is said that the election during Ramzan will become a key issue of Bengal politics in the coming days as the state has nearly 31 per cent Muslim voters.

Some Twitter users raised concerns that the last three phases of polling, which coincide with the holy month of Ramzan, are being held in a majority of north Indian states or the hindi-speaking belt. At the same time, another section of Twitter users say that Ramzan will not stop Muslim voters from voting. (With agency input)