Condemning the politics revolving around the Muslims of the state, the chairman of the organisation, Mohammed Yahiya

Days after AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi met Pirzada Abbas Siddiqui an influential Muslim cleric of Furfura Sharif the Bengal Imams’ Association on Wednesday said that their community needs no Muslim leader from outside the state.

“We imams strongly condemn the politics which has been playing over the Muslims in the state. Do not subscribe to religious and caste-based politics. Cannot tolerate religious fanaticism”.

“Whenever the BJP sets their eyes on a state, Owaisi goes there to help the BJP. We will not allow the division of Muslim votes in Bengal,” Yahiya added.

Owaisi’s meeting with Pirzada Abbas Siddiqui on Sunday had fuelled speculation of a new political understanding ahead of the Assembly elections in West Bengal.

“We are holding talks with Abbas Siddiqui on whether to contest polls.

Together or on our own we would like to work together,” Owaisi had said after meeting the cleric.