2019 elections during Ramzan: SP neta Abu Azmi SHOCKS, says ‘secular votes will be impacted’ – WATCH – Times Now



Election 2019 Abu Azmi


Mumbai: In yet another shocking comment, Samajwadi Party Maharashtra president Abu Asim Azmi on Monday said that since the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections, the schedule of which was announced on Sunday, will fall during the holy month of Ramzan, there will be an impact on the upcoming polls. 


Ramzan, observed by Muslims as a month of fasting, will likely coincide with the seven-phase 2019 Lok Sabha Election schedule.


Ramzan is a holy month for Muslims and involves penance and prayer. The community will be religiously praying and would not give priority to casting ballots, said the Samajwadi Party leader.


Talking to Times Now, Azmi said that in the past too, elections have occurred around the month of Ramzan and people have come out to cast votes; however, there is always a drop in the percentage of voters.


Since it will be the holy month of Ramzan, people will be busy in a lot of religious preparations, said Azmi adding that the weather will be very hot and people will stay hungry and thirsty during the day.


“Hence, I think it will greatly impact the secular votes,” further said Azmi.  Here’s what exactly Abu Asim Azmi said:







The Kolkata Mayor had further hit out at the BJP on the issue and said, “The BJP doesn’t want minorities to cast their votes.”


Speaking to news agency ANI, Hakim had said, “The Election Commission is a constitutional body and we respect them. We don’t want to say anything against them. But the seven-phase election will be tough for people in Bihar, UP and WB. It will be most difficult for those who will be observing Ramzan at that time.”


“Minority population in these three states is quite high. They will cast votes by observing ‘roza‘. The EC should have kept this in mind. The BJP wants minorities to not cast their votes. But we aren’t worried. People are committed to BJP hataodesh bachao“, Hakim had added.


On Sunday, the Election Commission had announced the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections schedule. The dates for the seven phases are April 11, April 18, April 23, April 29, May 6, May 12 and May 19. Counting of votes will take place on May 23.


2019 elections during Ramzan: SP neta Abu Azmi SHOCKS, says ‘secular votes will be impacted’ – WATCH – Times Now

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