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Asaduddin Owaisi accuses BJP, Congress of divisive politics

News Agencies | Updated on: 2 December 2017, 11:23 IST

All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) president Asaduddin Owaisi on 2 Saturday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress Party of divisive politics.

"BJP leaders are calling Rahul Gandhi a non-Hindu and Congress is calling Prime Minister Narendra Modi a non-Hindu, but when I say I am a Muslim, why am I questioned?" Owaisi said, while addressing a public gathering, here.

The Congress, yesterday, got the biggest electoral jolt after the BJP won the Amethi Nagar Panchayat by over a 1,000 votes.

To this end, Owaisi said Congress didn't have any strategy to win against the BJP.

"The Congress Party must understand that they do not have the strategy and the stamina to fight against Prime Minister Modi," he said.

Amethi is Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi's Lok Sabha constituency, and has long been a bastion of the Gandhi family.

Owaisi further said the Muslims were the most backward in Gujarat, after Dalits and the tribals.

"In Gujarat, 12 per cent are Patidars and 11 per cent are Muslims. 32 MLAs are Patidar and 2 MLAs are Muslims out of 182. The Congress Party is giving reservation to the Patidars and lollipop to the Muslims," he alleged. 


First published: 2 December 2017, 11:22 IST