Come to ‘Positive Politics’ from ‘Negative Politics’: PFI

By Abdul Hameed,,

Mumbai: “It is time we came out of ‘negative politics’ to ‘positive politics.’ Since independence we have been used by political parties as ‘vote banks’; so-called ‘secular’ parties would get our votes by frightening us of ‘communal parties’ rule,” said Mohammad Anees Ahmed, member of National Executive Committee of Popular Front of India.

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“We asked ‘others’ to do for us but now coming to the ‘positive politics’ we should exert our efforts for our own welfare,” said Anees. He was addressing a conference at Alma Latifi Hall, M.H. Saboo Siddik College in Mumbai on February 1. The conference organized by Popular Front of India (PFI) on the topic ‘Power to People’ was a part of awareness campaigns, being organized in different states, for a three-day National Political Conference to be held in Calicut, Kerala on February 13-15 by PFI.

Speaking to the conference advocate Shakeel Ahmed from Mumbai who is the president of Nirbhay Bano Andolan, said that it was not the correct notion that good people should abstain from politics calling it the dens for bad ones. There is the need that good people come in the field and remove the evils from it. Your browser may not support display of this image.

Advocate Ameen Solkar, president of Muslim League Mumbai expressed hid deep concern that citizens are sending uneducated representatives in the parliament who know nothing about legislation. ‘How can they play any effective role?’ he asks. He also said that it was pathetic that from the constituency where only one candidate from communal parties contests, several Muslim candidates from various so-called secular parties stand. ‘There should be a national organization that can take decision as for whom should Muslims voter,’ he suggests.

“Don’t beg from others. Make your fate by your own hands. Give up running after political parties,’ advised Mufti Shakeel Ahmed from Malegaon who is an active member of Third Front in Malegaon.

Advocate K P Muhammad Shreef, member of NEC of PFI came down heavily on the political parties and said that they do not let the people from backward communities come to the rule saying that they are not eligible for the same but unfortunately in the leadership of these very politicians our country has become one of the top ten in corruption. “Present Indian politics is controlled by three Ms: Money, Mafia and Muscle power. It is a matter of concern” he added.

Political Front of India is a joined shape of National Development Front (NDF), Manitha Neethi Pasarai (MNP) and Karnataka Forum for Dignity (KDF) that would earlier work under their own banners in Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka respectively. Out of the three organizations NDF is the first to come into existence in early 90s in Kerala. Your browser may not support display of this image.

PFI works towards ‘total empowerment of backward communities in India irrespective of religion and caste’.