Muslims BJP workers seeking voters in Jamalpur Darwaza of Ahmedabad West constituency on Saturday. Photo/ANI
Muslims BJP workers seeking voters in Jamalpur Darwaza of Ahmedabad West constituency on Saturday. Photo/ANI

Burqa-clad women seek votes for BJP in Ahmedabad

ANI | Updated: Apr 20, 2019 20:55 IST

Ahmedabad (Gujarat) [India], Apr 20 (ANI): A group of Muslim workers of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), including some burqa-clad women on Saturday carried out a door to door campaign seeking votes in Jamalpur Darwaza area of Ahmedabad West Lok Sabha seat.
It is believed that the residents of the Muslim dominated area have been traditionally voting for the Congress. But the development works done by the Modi governments at Centre and in Gujarat have changed the minds of people here, Rauf Sheikh, one of the campaigners, claimed.
"There is peace and harmony in Gujarat for the last 20 years. Both Hindu and Muslim are working together peacefully. That is why we are campaigning for the BJP", he said.
A Muslim woman in burqa said she was campaigning for the saffron party since it is the strongest party in the country.
"We are campaigning for the BJP because I personally feel it is the strongest party", Razia Sheikh who was part of the group said.
A resident of the area said that he was supporting the party because it brought unity and brotherhood in the state.
"I have full faith in the BJP. I urge everyone to come together and vote for Prime Minister Narendra Modi. We have witnessed unity and brotherhood here, no communal violence has occurred in the last five years," he said.
Jaitun Biwi Mahommad, another resident, expressed similar views saying that people in the area were benefitted from the Modi government. "This party is better than the Congress," she stated.
BJP's Kirit Premjibhai Solanki is seeking re-election from the parliamentary constituency. Congress has pitted Raju Parmar against him.
The Lok Sabha seat will go to election in the third phase of voting on April 23. Counting of votes will take place on May 23. (ANI)

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