In an unexpected twist, the Sunni Yuvajana Sangham (SYS) in Kerala has backed CPI (M) in the local body polls. Though the CPI (M) has always had disparities with Muslim religious political groups in Kerala, this time the SYS asked the Muslim community to support the red flag.
According to The Times of India report, SYS state secretary Abdul Hameed Faizi Ambalakkadavu said that though the Muslims could not agree with the ideology of the CPM, there was sincerity in the party's opposition to fascism. “We all should extend our support to the Left in this fight,” he said.
He added that the Congress is apparently not serious in objecting to RSS and BJP agendas in the state and at the national level. He also warned that UDF can’t take SYS for granted without protecting their interests.
The TOI further reports that the EK faction of the Sunnis is loyal to the IUML and the UDF. But of late, the organization has sent enough signals to communicate its disenchantment with the Congress, especially with chief minister Oommen Chandy. Suprabhatham, the mouthpiece of the organization, recently lashed out at Chandy, reminding him that he was not the chief minister of a particular section.
It seems that the weakening of the CPM and rise of the BJP in the state concern the Muslim community in the state. Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) leader Panakkad Syed Hyderali Shihab Thangal had recently said that the IUML was concerned about the decline of the secular forces in state.
This is an aggregated new from The Times of India