Qasmi is campaigning heavily for the Gujarat Chief Minister and has openly announced his support for Modi in the upcoming Lok Sabha poll.
Qasmi has expressed his displeasure with the Congress, Samajwadi Party and BSP saying, "Then why do we support Congress, which is also responsible for several riots. Supporting Mulayam Singh and Mayawati is indirectly supporting Congress. So better go with the BJP with your set of conditions."
Qasmi heads Jamaat Ulema-e-Hind having nearly 16,000 Muslim clerics as its members. He has announced to hold a conference of Muslim Ulemas in Saharanpur in the first week of March.
"There is no harm in trying BJP once. We should deliberate on a development agenda for the community while bargaining for support. No personal interest should be there, which is a practice," he said.
Qasmi has said Muslims too are craving for development and Modi is the right person for this job.
A native of Bijnore and a Deoband pass out Qasmi is extensively touring Muzaffarnagar, Saharanpur and Deoband to garner support for Modi.