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Pakistan Based Peer-Pagara sect Leader Asked His people to vote for Jaswant Singh

by RajasthanDirect
Apr 01, 2014

Peer-Pagara sect leader based in Pakistan has asked his followers living in Barmer and Jaisalmer to vote for the Jaswant singh who is contesting the Lok Sabha polls as an Independent candidate.More than 2.5 lakh Sindhi Muslims belonging to Barmer-Jaisalmer Lok Sabha constituency are followers of the sect.

In 2006, Jaswant Singh had gone to visit the shrine of Hinglaj Mata in Sindh in Pakistan. The then chief of the Peer-Pagara sect, Syed Mardan Shah, had hosted a dinner for Singh. The shrines of Peer Pagara and Hinglaj are located in the same vicinity in Sindh province of Pakistan. Syed Mardan Shah died in 2012 after which his son Pir Shibghatullah Shah succeeded him.

Sindhi Muslims have been traditional supporters of Jaswant Singh and his family even when they contested as BJP candidates in the past. Jaswant Singh’s elder son, Manvendra Singh had won with a record margin thanks to the community’s support in 2004 Lok Sabha polls. Manvendra won the recent assembly polls from Shiv with record margin.

As Muslim voters in Barmer-Jaisalmer have shown support to Singh, the latter is also trying to showcase his secular credentials. In the press statement issued on Sunday, Singh had maintained that he never supported the Ram Janmabhoomi movement and was saddened when the disputed structure was demolished.

Src- http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/lok-sabha-elections-2014/news/Now-call-from-Pakistan-to-support-Jaswant-Singh/articleshow/33040146.cms

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Mahendra Says

Jaswant was selling his religion to get few votes…. earlier he had visited pakistan for this purpose only…sec leader then had asked jaswant to appraise Jinnah which jaswant did through his book…