Samajwadi Celebration chief Maria Alam, niece of veteran Congress chief and former Union legislation minister Salman Khurshid, addressing a gathering on April 29 in Farrukhabad in Uttar Pradesh, urged Muslim voters in India to wage a “vote jihad” in opposition to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Celebration (BJP) authorities. In an election already riven by a Hindu-Muslim binary, this assertion sparked one other row, bringing the Muslim voter as soon as once more to the centre stage.


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