IUML not to contest Karnataka polls, will back Congress

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IUML workers celebrating the victory of party candidates at Malappuram in the Lok sabha election 2014 | File photo: Mathrubhumi

Malappuram: The Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) will not contest in the upcoming Karnataka Assembly polls despite its plan to mark its national presence. The party has also decided to back Congress candidates.

The decisions were taken in the meeting of IUML’s national political affairs committee. IUML veterans including Panakkad Sadiq Ali Shihab Thangal, PK Kunhalikutty and PV Abdul Wahab attended the meeting.

The party earlier had initiated measures to contest assembly polls in Karnataka. While the present move is backed by the assessment that Congress has better prospects.

Last time too IUML had backed Congress. Reservation and minority issues in BJP-led states are the major themes that will be discussed in the of IUML-Congress deliberation.

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