Opposition leader VD Satheesan has said that he disagrees with the propaganda that the Muslim League is a communal party. The Muslim League is a political party that has stopped communalism and extremism in Kerala. VD Satheesan told TV Close Encounter that the League is a party that has taken a very moderate approach in all matters.
The Muslim League is considered a communal party because it supports Congress. The Opposition Leader said that if they had been with the CPI (M), such a question would not have arisen.
He made a comment when there was a controversy about the Welfare Party. The last five times he has contested, the Welfare Party and the Jamaat-e-Islami have been against him. They were with the CPI (M). They first declared support for the UDF in the last parliamentary elections. Following this, the CPI (M) leaders came out and announced that the UDF was allied with the communal party Welfare Party and Jamaat-e-Islami.
They have been at the AKG Center for the past twenty-five years. The Welfare Party was a community and community that worked with the LDF. So when they are at the AKG Center, they become secularists, and when they come out and join the Congress, they become communalists.
This Muslim League was with the LDF when EMS was the Chief Minister, and when it was in the Opposition, they were not communal parties. What is the difference between the Muslim League then and the Muslim League today? What has changed is their attitude and outlook. Take the subject of Babri Masjid. Vidy Satheesan asked whether the Muslim League in Kerala had taken the stand taken by any Muslim organisation in India at the time of the demolition of the Babri Masjid and whether the Muslim League had tried to create communal tensions in Kerala.
He said that if there were Muslim League candidates in Kerala, Hindus and Christians would vote for them, as evidenced by VK Ibrahim Kunju, who has won the last four times. There are so many examples. He added that the Muslim League does not feel that it is a communal party among the people of Kerala. He said that the League was the most important and loyal political party with them for decades.