Controversy over Kunjalikkutty’s absence during 'talaq' bill
Thiruvananthapuram: The absence of Malappuram MP and Muslim League leader P K Kunjalikkutty at the Lok Sabha when the discussion on triple talaq bill was being discussed has stirred up a controversy.
The LDF and INL alleged that Kunjalikkutty had deceived the Muslim community by abstaining from the triple talaq discussion to take part in a wedding.
Criticising the party, minister K T Jaleel said that Muslim League had always worked for their community even when they did not give importance to the lack of jobs and poverty in the state.
The MP of such a party has abstained for a crucial discussion that has a significant impact on the community, he added. He urged the IUML to contest leaders who would find time to represent the public and present their problems in the parliament.
INL state secretariat member M K Abdul Azeez said the incident showed the understanding between the BJP and IUML. Kunjalikkutty had abstained from the vice-president election citing that his flight was delayed, he reminded.
He further said that at a time Muslim League leaders were to take a decision jointly, Kunjalikkutty was abstaining and E T Mohammed Basheer had voted against the bill.
With the Lok Sabha polls looming large, the LDF has decided to take up the matter seriously.
Meanwhile, the Muslim League said that E T Mohammed Basheer had presented the matter in detail at the parliament. IUML state general secretary KPA Majeed said that Kunjalikkutty himself will give an explanation on the matter.