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Minorities hunted under BJP rule: IUML

Press Trust of India  |  Thiruvananthapuram 

The Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) today alleged minorities were being 'hunted' under the BJP-led NDA government's rule and stressed the need for "secular democratic" forces to come together.

The rule of NDA government headed by should end, IUML K M Khader told reporters after the party's meet here.

"The life of minorities have become miserable under the BJP rule in the country and they are being hunted repeatedly," he charged.

He also claimed that Dalits in the country were the second victim of the BJP rule.

also alleged that the NDA government had spoilt the country's relation with neighbouring nations like Manynmar, Bengaladesh, and

"The need for secular democratic forces to come together assumes significance in this present situation in the country," he added.

IUML P K Kunhalikutty said the party was a in the led-UDF in and UPA at the national level and hence would not go for any electoral alliance that would weaken the lead

On May 12 assembly elections in Karnataka, he said had better chance to retain power.

The would get a better victory if minorities votes were not divided, he added.

Apparently referring to CPI-M's opposition to any tie-up with Congress, Kunhalikutty said it was very sad that the Left parties had failed to identify the enemy when "secular parties were moving forward together.

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First Published: Thu, April 12 2018. 21:25 IST