The previous President of Aligarh Muslim College College students’ Union, Maskoor Ahmad Usmani, who’s contesting from Jale constituency on a Congress’ ticket in Bihar polls, mentioned that he doesn’t wish to be seen as a “Muslim face of any political celebration”. The Congress has fielded 12 Muslim candidates in Bihar.
“I don’t wish to be seen as a Muslim face of any political celebration. I’m the face of the poor and the youth. I wish to be the chief for all and lift the problems that my state and my constituency are ailing from. In AMU, my politics was issue-based, and I’m going to duplicate that mannequin on this combat as effectively,” Usmani, the youngest candidate within the Bihar polls, advised Information18.
For his supporters within the constituency, Usmani is a younger and educated chief who was the AMUSU president from 2017-18. Throughout Usmani’s time because the president, BJP MP Satish Gautam had sparked controversy overhanging a portrait of Mohammad Ali Jinnah within the college since 1938.
The three-year-old row has re-surfaced within the Bihar polls as BJP MP from Begusarai, Giriraj Singh, raked it up in the course of the meeting elections’ marketing campaign.
Youngest amongst 5 siblings, Usmani grew up in Darbhanga the place he attended the Kendriya Vidyalaya Faculty and later joined Dental Research in AMU (BDS). He shot to prominence along with his protests towards the discriminatory Citizenship Modification Act (2019). Again in 2018, he had additionally written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi after which Dwelling Minister Rajnath Singh, asking them if a Jinnah portrait is such a problem, then there must be a round for the elimination of it. Nevertheless, there was no response and his tenure expired fifteen days later.
Lately, Giriraj Singh demanded reply from the Congress if their candidate “helps Jinnah”. “The Congress and Mahagathbandhan leaders must reply the nation if the Jale candidate helps Jinnah. They’ve to inform if in addition they help Jinnah,” the Union Minister mentioned.
Within the final election in 2015, Amit Shah had mentioned that if the saffron celebration loses within the state polls, then “crackers can be burst in Pakistan”.
In the meantime, Usmani mentioned that there’s a “big anti-incumbency wave” within the poll-bound state. “The BJP leaders are all the time within the marketing campaign mode. I don’t wish to take them critically. I’ve debunked their agenda and extra importantly, there’s a big anti-incumbency sentiment within the state, which is why they hold bringing faux points,” he mentioned.
“These controversies relating to Jinnah and Pakistan don’t have anything to do with politics. I wrote a letter again in Might 2018 to PM Modi after which Dwelling Minister Rajnath Singh relating to the portrait. I bought no response and my tenure expired after 15 days. AMU isn’t my household property and I couldn’t have finished something alone. On the time controversy erupted my strategy in coping with it was constitutional,” he added.
Within the letter, he requested PM Modi for orders, nonetheless, there was no response. “Why was he silent? Why did not he need the portrait to be eliminated or why there was no round demanding elimination? They simply wish to create controversy within the media and set a Hindu-Muslim narrative,” he mentioned.
“For my supporters, I’m somebody who can work for improvement, deliver their kids to highschool, supply higher well being amenities to them, and handle farmers’ points. The farmers nonetheless go to ‘sahukar’. They advised me that in the event that they apply for loans in Rabi season, they get it in Kharif, and in the event that they ask for mortgage in Kharif season it is available in Rabi. The farmers get Rs 6,000 as compensation in instances of disaster like rains, whereas a neighborhood chief will spend Rs 2 lakhs to get water drained from his home on the time of heavy rains – that is the state of affairs in Bihar,” he mentioned.
The younger chief mentioned that he needs to herald large enchancment in training in his constituency, “In Jale, the literacy charge is 65% and nonetheless 35% can not signal on papers,” he mentioned.
“If it rains in Patna for 2 days within the Monsoon season, all of the roads to the hospitals will likely be blocked and the water will flood the ICU. They promised for AIIMS, however nothing has occurred. I’ll work for well-equipped hospitals,” he mentioned.
The Congress celebration has not received the Jale seat because the 90s, however Usmani mentioned that he has religion within the present management that has spoken for the poor and the helpless. “The state of affairs of the celebration was totally different then, we’re in 2020. Issues have modified since then. I’ve full religion within the management of Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi,” he mentioned.