Kolkata, May 17: With the campaigning for the last phase of Lok Sabha Elections 2019 ended on Friday, shocking news is arriving from West Bengal Bashirhat. A report arrived that influential Muslim cleric in Basirhat - Maulana Sharif Pirzada Mohammed Khobayeb Amin - was allegedly attacked by Trinamool Congress workers for questioning the move of TMC candidate actor-turned-politician Nusrat Jahan offering prayers at a temple.
According to the report, filed by Times Now, Amin ad recently questioned Jahan's temple visit for political gain. He had said, "Why does a Muslim candidate need to offer prayer in a temple to prove a secular image? Under threat from BJP did Mamata make Nushrat Jahan act in a temple?" Adding more, the Muslim cleric had claimed that Nushrat was 'acting inside those temples to fool Hindus'. Nusrat Jahan, TMC Candidate, Greeted by Scores of Fans With Selfie Request; Stage Collapses.
Following the comment, the cleric was allegedly attacked by TMC workers on May 15. It is to be known that Amin had been vocal against Nusrat and urged the people to not vote for her because he is of the opinion Mamata has cheated Muslims. It is to be known that Muslims constitute 56% of the vote share in Bashirhat.
Amin claims that TMC Minister Firhad Hakim had come and met him requesting to give up his anger. However, the cleric had demanded Nushrat to apologise for visiting a Hindu temple, which has yet not done.