Bangalore, Jan 14(UNI) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will mobilise minorities to support the party in a large way in the coming elections to the Karnataka Legislative Assembly, BJP Minority Morcha National President Shahnawaz Sharief said today.
Addressing newsperson here, he said that a huge rally of minorities would be held in the State next month.
Mr Sharief said that for the first time in Karnataka over 35 members belonging to muslim community got elected on BJP ticket to various Municipalities and City Corporations in the recently held elections. "Muslims were gradually realizing that they were treated as a mere vote banks by the Congress and other parties and now looking towards BJP" he added.
Expressing confidence that National Democratic Alliance (NDA) would come back to power at the Centre in the next elections, Mr Sharief said that efforts were being made to rope-in all the former NDA partners before elections.
Mr Sharief said that BJP has done well in the recently held elections in Gujarath and Himachal Pradesh as minorities also supported the party candidates.
Criticising Congress on Sachar Committee Report, Mr Sharief said that "Congress was silent on Sachar Committee recommendations now as it failed to generate enthusiasm among minorities which was reflected in the recently concluded Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections." Mr Sharief was was here to participate in the state executive meeting of the party's Karnataka Minority Morcha, UNI MV MSP SKB1718