To promote his own agenda? You mean Engineer will start saying since Maulana Tariq Jameel Sahab has met me that means he concurs with my views? That's very far-fetched. Forgive me if I didn't understand correctly. Guess I'll have to watch the whole video to understand your point.
Besides that symposium was a different issue. They were promoting a haram campaign and Maulana Tariq Jameel Sahab did not clarify his stance and made ambiguous points and also narrated a village story which provided further strength to their proposal. It was for this reason I spoke against it.