Talk:Swatantra Party

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References and Evidence needed[edit]

The article states "Swatantra was not a communal party; its membership was not restricted on the basis of religion, unlike the Hindu-nationalist Bharatiya Jana Sangh" .

There needs to be evidence or references provided for the assertion that BJS was restricted on the basis of religion. That is not a true statement.Noted Urdu literati Imdad Sabri represented BJS in Delhi Metropolitan Council and rose to become its Mayor. Maulana Ikhlaq Hussain Qasmi, a cleric and writer became vice-president of Delhi unit of the BJS. Sheik Abdul Rahman was also vice-president of the BJS unit in Jammu and Kashmir. Anwar Ali Dehelvi was a two-time metropolitan councillor. Begam Khurshid Kidwai had won councillor elections on the BJS ticket from Jama Masjid constituency and became deputy mayor.Delhi Kasabpura was also represented by the Jan Sangh member Mohammad Ismael.