Sushma seeks vote from Assam Muslim MP

Sushma seeks vote from Assam Muslim MP

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj sought a  vote from Lok Sabha MP Badruddin Ajmal after he thanked her on Twitter for India's vote at the United Nations against the US' move to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Ajmal, who leads the All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) of Assam, responded with a barb, saying his vote and the votes of the people he and his party represent were always for India and they would vote for the ruling  BJP only when it stopped differentiating between majority and minority community.

"Thanks Government of India for voting in the UN against US decision of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. @SushmaSwaraj," Ajmal, who was elected to the Lok Sabha from Dhubri constituency in western Assam, posted on Twitter, tagging minister.

On Thursday, India joined  an overwhelming majority of 127 nations at the United Nations General Assembly to vote in favour of a resolution asking the  US to withdraw its recent decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Sushma retweeted Ajmal's   tweet. "Thank you Ajmal Sahib. Now you vote for us,"  she posted on Twitter.

"Our vote is always for India, Madam. The day BJP does not differentiate between Majority and Minority community, our vote will be for you," replied Ajmal.

"I am grateful to the BJP for seeking our support but there is no question of supporting the BJP ever. The present situation has become so communally polarized. We can't be party to a government like this...," he tweeted later.

 

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