Asaduddin Owaisi, 52-year-old chief of the AIMIM (All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen), has a message for the Congress, Samajwadi Party and the BJP, in search of a consensus on the slurs forged on him. The goal of across-the-board assaults since his choice to contest subsequent yr’s meeting elections in Uttar Pradesh, Mr Owaisi took recourse to humour at the moment.
“You might have heard Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath saying that Owaisi is Samajwadi Party’s agent. SP says that Owaisi is the BJP’s agent. Congress says that I am so and so’s B team. I would like to tell all of them to sit down and decide that whose agent I am,” Mr Owaisi advised reporters in Jaunpur.
It was the Congress which termed Mr Owaisi a “vote cutter” after the meeting elections in Bihar final yr. Mr Owaisi’s occasion fielded 20 candidates within the essential Seemanchal area, which has a sizeable Muslim inhabitants. The occasion received three seats, splitting the Muslim votes and crushing Congress hopes of sweeping the area.
“BJP’s tact of using (Asaduddin) Owaisi sahab’s party in the Bihar elections has succeeded to an extent. All secular parties should be alert about vote-cutter Owaisi sahab,” senior occasion chief Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury was quoted as saying by information company ANI.
Congress’s Randeep Surjewala outright referred to as him a “BJP agent”.
Two days in the past, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath referred to Mr Owaisi as an agent of the Samajwadi Party. “Everyone knows that Mr Owaisi is inciting feelings as an agent of the SP. But now UP is not known for riots but as a riot-free state,” he mentioned.
Contending that there was once riots within the state each “third or fourth day”, he mentioned, “I would like to warn the person who is once again is trying to incite feelings in the name of CAA (citizenship Amendment Act).”
“I am asking followers of ‘chacha jaan’ (uncle) and ‘abba jaan’ to listen carefully that if attempts are made to vitiate the atmosphere of the state by inciting feelings, the state government will deal with it strictly,” the Chief Minister mentioned.