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Kamarunnisa Anwar leader apologises to party over praising BJP

Friday, May 5, 2017,15:22 IST By anju A A A

Malappuram/Kerala | After triggering a controversy by praising BJP, IUML Women’s wing leader, Kamarunnisa Anwar today apologised to her party following which proceedings were dropped against her.

Anwar, President of Vanitha League, had kicked up a storm yesterday by lavishing praise on the BJP, prompting the party leadership to seek an explanation from her.

IUML General Secretary K P A Majeed said the party had sought her explanation and she had admitted her ‘folly.’

Once the cadre admits the mistake and says she will not repeat it, the party accepts it, he said.

Kamarunnisa said the party had sought her explanation and she had given it.

She also told them she was prepared to apologise if her words had hurt the party leadership and cadres,Anwar told PTI.

“I did not go for any function of the BJP. The local committee leaders came to my house at Tirur for donation, which I gave”, she said.

Anwar had courted controversy when she praised BJP, stating that the saffron party was growing fast in Kerala and other states.

“I wish the BJP will be able to do good for the people and for the state’s development. We have expectations in this regard,” she had said.

A red faced IUML sought to distance itself from the remarks and decided to seek her explanation when the matter became controversial.

Former Minister and IUML leader in the Assembly Dr M K Muneer said “IUML is a party which along with secular forces is fighting against the communal, fascist agenda of the BJP at the State and national levels,”.

“Definitely, the party cannot accept her statement.

Certainly, we feel what she said was not right and in tune with the party’s policy,” he told PTI,adding IUML was opposing the BJP ideologically and politically.

Anwar had earlier kicked up a storm by criticising her party for not fielding any women in the Assembly polls last year.

She had expressed her desire to contest and had remained hopeful till the end.

The leader had also been stopped from addressing the audience at the state conference of Muslim Youth league at Kozhikode in November last year.

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