Malappuram: Muslim League's stance against economic reservation is garnering wide public support.
AIDMK, Muslim League, AIMIM were the only parties who opposed the bill. PK Kunjalikkutty and ET Mohammed Basheer voted against the bill along with Asaduddin Owaisi. Congress MLA VT Balram, in a facebook post praised the league MPs.
Various dalit groups and collectives also came in support of League's stance. People in social media pointed out that there were only three muslim MPs to raise voice on behalf of backward communities. Congress and CPM were criticised for their stance.
PK Kunjalikutty's absence at Muthalaq bill debate in parliament had drawn strong criticism from different quarters. Muslim League leadership assess that the blow it suffered was leveled to an extent through its votes against economic reservation.
Followers and sympathisers who heavily criticised the party on Muthalaq bill, wholeheartedly supported its stance against economic reservation.