Published On:26 September 2012
Posted by Indian Muslim Observer

Modi’s Sadhbhavna Mission, that began a year back, is genuine: Zafar Sareshwala

By Abdul Hafiz Lakhani

A year ago, Gujarat University Convention Centre was abuzz with security personnel and government officials making arrangements for the three-day extravagant Sadbhavana fast observed by Chief Minister Narendra Modi. The later months witnessed a debate on a controversies like Modi refusing to wear a skull cap presented by a Muslim cleric and public money being spent on Sadbhavna fasts in various districts. 

As the first Sadbhavna fast completes a year, our Correspondent talked to people about what they felt the entire event was about, a political gimmick or a fast in its true spirit! Advocate I H Syed said, “Till the time Modi wanted to remain as the chief minister, he did not require any Muslim to join him. Now his aspiration of becoming the prime minister has made him realise that he needs the minority’s support, too. It is not the change of heart but change of aspiration. And all this is being expressed by way of Sadbhavna.” 

“Sadbhavna was a political move and nothing has been done in terms of change in the state. He still has a lot of things to prove. If a person fails to act, he cannot compensate by saying sorry,” he added. Advocate Mumtaz Nasir said, “True Sadbhavna will be seen when a Muslim will be able to buy a flat in Vastrapur and such areas. He talks about unity but when it comes to living together in the same neighbourhood, true Sadbhavna is missing.” 

Managing Director of Parsoli Corporation Zafar Sareshwala said, “Modi’s Sadhbhavna Mission, that began a year back, is genuine and it won’t be right on anyone’s part to find motive behind it. We wish it continues as this will change the tradition of elections in India which is most of the times base on caste or creed. People will vote on the policies of the party.” Sareshwala feels that in the last five years Gujarat government’s approach towards Muslims has been very positive. Even the recent conviction/ judgment by the special court has proved that Muslims can get justice in Gujarat, he added. 

Shiv Visvanathan, renowned social scientist, believes that Modi’s Sadhbhavna mission has not worked in Gujarat. He said, “Modi’s mission didn’t capture the moment. It was like he held court in the name of Sadhhavana. Modi’s Sadhbhavana would have worked for outsiders and aided his prime ministerial ambition, but it didn’t work in Gujarat where is the chief minsiter.” Iscon Group MD Jateen Gupta feels that Modi has become more popular among Muslims after he began Sadhbhavna Mission. 

“His effort has touched many hearts and only because of his effort, BJP’s perception among Muslims in Gujarat has changed for the better,” he said.

[Abdul Hafiz Lakhani is a senior Journalist based at Ahmedabad, Gujarat. He is associated with IndianMuslimObserver.com as Bureau Chief (Gujarat). He can be reached at lakhani63@yahoo.com or on his cell 09228746770]

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2 comments for "Modi’s Sadhbhavna Mission, that began a year back, is genuine: Zafar Sareshwala"

  1. Zafar Sareshwala is a traitor.. and a fraud person… He cheated investors… His company Parsoli… forged Signatures of poor shareholders and made their shares on his name, etc… SEBI banned them…. and also their company was banned…. He brought a bad name for muslims….

    May Allah save us all from sin and also muslims like him…

    Its high time – twocircles stops giving exposure to frauds like him..


    http://www.sebi.gov.in/adjorder/uvesadjorder.pdf (SEBI Order)



    Pls check the links above for clarity..

  2. Let me thank Danish Ahmad khan for publishing this article about the Zionist agent Zafar Sareshwala.This man is responsible for promoting the system of RIBA (interest) in our society and who else can best play his master than the jewish sub agent Narendra Modi.I request the editor of IMO to float a party of Muslims keeping the muslim intellectuals in the lead so that they can guide the oppressed and excluded community of 30 crore Muslims in India towards a better future.

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