Faizabad (UP), Feb 3: Stung by charges that it was playing in the hands of RSS and BJP, Team Anna today invited some prominent Muslim personalities to share stage at a public meeting here addressed by Kiran Bedi.
Prof Tariq Sayeed, Head of the Urdu department in a local college chaired the meeting where the main speakers included Mufti Shamim Qasmi, a religious scholar of Darul Uloom Deoband and former MP Ilyas Azami.
Besides putting up the portraits of Anna Hazare, Bhagat Singh and Mahatma Gandhi, the organisers installed a big photograph of freedom fighter Ashfaq Ullah Khan on the dais.
Addressing the meeting organised by India Against Corruption, Team Anna member and former IPS officer Bedi appealed to voters to exercise their right to reject tainted contestants.
At the same time, she appealed to voters to back those who are secular and do not have criminal background.
“The Uttar Pradesh elections will pave the way for the country's future,” she told the electorate.