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Sonia woos UP Muslims with letter in Urdu

April 20, 2007 15:37 IST

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Congress president Sonia Gandhi has sent signed letters in Urdu to 15,000 members of the Muslim community, seeking their support for party candidates in the ongoing Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections.

The one-page letter says that as head of Congress party, it was her desire to see secular forces become stronger.

'As the biggest political party in the country, it is our duty to prepare a society where no strata or section faces any is a big responsibility, which cannot be completed without your active support', she wrote.

Gandhi also drew attention towards the 'present situation in Uttar Pradesh' -- 'You all are well aware of the situation UP is facing at present... It is my personal appeal to you to take caste and religion head-on to fulfill your long-cherished dreams'.

Lastly, the letter asks the people to support Congress candidates in their respective areas.

UP Congress leaders said the letter has been sent to 15,000 Muslim leaders and 'respected members' of the community.