Even as underworld don Dawood Ibrahim's property in Mumbai is being auctioned off, he is being deemed less dangerous than Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan! What has earned Khan this dubious honour is his statement about demolishing the Taj Mahal and building a Shiv Temple there instead. This led to the Shiv Sena comparing him to Dawood on 8 December.
The Sena didn't just stop there and went on to add that Khan should learn a lesson from AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi, who the party said, has never spoken against the interest of the country.
Azam Khan had also said that if Babri Masjid was not 'martyred', bomb blasts would not have taken place in Mumbai.
"This means he supported the Mumbai bomb blasts. Even at the time of the Paris carnage, Khan had supported terrorists by saying it is a result of action taken by European nations in Syria," the Shiv Sena said in an edit in party mouthpiece 'Saamana'.
"If we have such snakes and scorpions within our country, we do not need external enemies. Before talking about fighting Pakistan, people like Azam Khan should be straightened. Dawood will be brought back from Pakistan sometime or the other, but people like Azam Khan are indulging in more dangerous activities in the country than the underworld don," it said.
The Sena added that AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi is more temperate than Khan. "Owaisi takes a balanced approach to situations and Azam Khan should learn a lesson from him. He should be clear about what he means when he says that the Babri Masjid was martyred. Babar was a foreign attacker who destroyed the Ram mandir. Even Azam Khan won't know when Ram's Ayodhya became Babar's," it said.
(with inputs from PTI)