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