Jaipur: The Meo community has become a cause of worry for the Congress which is engaged in upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls 2012. Demanding justice in the Gopalgarh violence, the community has decided to march to Delhi. Unless the demands are met, there will be no cleaning in Gopalgarh mosque and namaz will not be offered.

This decision by the Meos is giving tough time to the Congress and the party leaders are now engaged in pacifying the members of the community.

Such is the situation that people belonging to the community are sending anti-Congress posters to Uttar Pradesh and Haryana to be pasted on mosques.

An upset Meo Samaj can bring adverse consequences to the Congress.

In a bid to pacify the community, the Congress in Rajasthan is mulling a strategy to appoint a Muslim as the Deputy Chief Minister of the state. The party is considering names of Rajya Sabha member Ashk Ali Tak and state Health Minister Durru Miyan for the post.

On one hand where Tak is closer to Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, Durru Minya’s sister is a Congress leader in Uttar Pradesh.

Following the Gopalgarh violence, the Panchayat of the Meo Samaj decided to march on foot to Rajghat in the national capital.

The community has demanded probe in missing persons during the violence, suspension of Station Officer, Gopalgarh Police Station and dismissal of state Home Minister Shanti Dhariwal.

The community also demanded transfer of disputed land to the Muslim community and allocation of 15 bigha land for construction of cemetery in Aandhwadi.

JPN/Bureau