Shazia Ilmi. Asifa Khan. Zafar Sareshwala (not yet a member of the BJP). MJ Akbar. Tom Vadakkan. Brand Modi was able to attract a bunch of minorities to the BJP, to add to the old-timers who were Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Shahnawaz Hussain and Najma Heptulla.गुजरात में शंकरभाई चौधरी की दावेदारी से बढ़ सकती हैं अल्पेश ठाकोर की मुश्किलें
party that aspires to be the natural party of governance in a country that is so diverse religion-wise? In 2019’s general elections, the BJP polled about 10 per cent of the minority (Muslim and Christian) vote. This figure was piffling. To be a party somewhat representative of minorities, the party should be able to garner at least 30 per cent of their vote. Modi was able to win about 30 per cent of the Muslim vote in Gujarat’s state elections of 2012. This was a stunning achievement, given the contempt in which minorities in other parts of India seem to have held him in then. They perhaps were unaware of the numerous schemes for Muslims that Modi had launched in Gujarat.