Responding to Karnataka minister’s stance of not giving tickets to Muslims at any cost to contest in the elections, AIMIM President Asaduddin Owaisi slammed the BJP leader, calling the comment “disgusting”.
A day after the remarks, the Hyderabad-based politician said that the mentality doesn’t fall in line with the ideologies and policies stated in the Indian Constitution as the nation follows secularism.
Mr. Owaisi said that though the minister’s statement was “disgusting and shameful”, it wasn’t “surprising”.
Speaking about the thought perceptions of the Hindutva, his Monday’s post on Twitter read, “Hindutva believes only 1 community has the right to political power and all others are subservient. This ideology cannot co-exist with our Constitution, which talks about liberty, fraternity, equality and justice.”
On Sunday, Karnataka’s Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Minister, KS Eshwarappa had said to the media that BJP would give tickets to any community of Hindus but never to Muslims.
In his statement, the BJP minister blatantly said, “We might give the party ticket to any community among Hindus. Whoever we might give it to — maybe Lingayats, Kurubas, Vokkaligas, or Brahmins but definitely, it will not be given to Muslims.”
Asaduddin Owaisi is seeing himself at the receiving end of sneers from the big leaders of BJP entering Hyderabad in dreams of attracting more votes for the party in tomorrow’s municipal elections.
Though it is just a mayoral race, the stakes are pretty high as BJP, with its newfound interest in the city, has put in every effort to win the polls in order to get a hold of the Southern city.
Recently, Tejaswi Surya, the BJP state president, called Mr. Owaisi as the modern day Mohammed Ali Jinnah, while Bandi Sanjay accused the government and opponents of protecting the “Rohingyas and Pakistani infiltrators” to draw votes to its bank.
BJP also welcomed the UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to campaign in the city during which the minister spoke about how his party will change Hyderabad’s name to Bhagyanagar when it comes to power.
Amit Shah, the Union Minister, visited the city as well, targeting the Old City in specific as it is the strong point of the Owaisi brothers.
In the meantime, the current CM of Telangana, KCR, kept pleading the citizens not to vote for powers aiming to divide the state and revoke its peace.
Asaduddin Owaisi continued campaigning in the city, barefoot and sometimes on a motorbike, to cover as much land area as possible in order to reach every door.