Hakeem says SLMC vote will be used in a dignified manner

The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) says its vote in Parliament to give majority to one of the two main political parties to form a Government, will be used in a dignified manner.

SLMC leader Rauff Hakeem said in a tweet that a media report published today on the SLMC and All Ceylon Makkal Congress (ACMC) was misleading.

“We will in the best traditions of representative democracy assert the independence of the legislature and use our votes in a dignified manner. Meeting ACMC Leader today,” Hakeem tweeted.

Hakeem and the SLMC Parliamentarians as well as the Parliamentarians of the ACMC left the country this week on pilgrimage to Mecca and are expected to return next week.

There is speculation they will not return in time for the vote in Parliament on November 14th.

Meanwhile, ACMC Leader Rishad Bathiudeen met Hakeem in Mecca for talks.

“Pleased to link with leader of . during MPs’ pilgrimage to holy led by me-Extend our Party’s friendship, brotherhood for a better & united community,” Bathiudeen tweeted. (Colombo Gazette)

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