AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Tuesday alleged that Muslims have been ”cheated” within the title of secularism as he launched a scathing assault on the Samajwadi Celebration and declared that he had come to Uttar Pradesh to defeat the BJP. ”Our first effort is that our Muslim management needs to be developed within the largest state of the nation that’s Uttar Pradesh,” he mentioned, beginning his political marketing campaign within the poll-bound state from Ayodhya.
The All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen chief additionally mentioned his get together has made all booth-level preparations to contest 100 out of the whole 403 meeting seats in UP. Addressing a rally at Rasulabad village within the Muslim-dominated constituency of Rudauli in Ayodhya, the AIMIM chief urged Muslims to not reside ”within the shadows” and alleged that SP chief Akhilesh Yadav has at all times created concern among the many neighborhood.
”Nineteen p.c (of voters) are Muslims and 9 p.c are Yadavs, however the chief minister will likely be yours (of the Yadav clan) and we (Muslims) won’t even get the job of a peon,” the AIMIM chief mentioned concentrating on the Samajwadi Celebration which has been counting on the Muslim-Yadav mixture for victory within the state. Owaisi claimed that Yadav voters weren’t voting for Muslim candidates.
He alleged that different political events are not looking for the Muslim management to develop within the nation and mentioned Muslims had been ”helpless” in Uttar Pradesh as they’ve been denied their ”share”. ”Everybody obtained a share in UP, however the Muslims of UP didn’t get their share. Muslims have been cheated within the title of secularism, ” Owaisi alleged.
”The AAP, SP, BSP didn’t need anybody from the Muslim neighborhood to emerge as a frontrunner. As I’m speaking of giving participation to Muslims, they’re feeling uncomfortable,” he mentioned. He lashed out on the ruling BJP over the dealing with of the COVID-19 pandemic and asserted that his goal is to defeat the saffron get together.
”We’ve got been intimidated by (Prime Minister Narendra) Modi and Yogi (Adityanath), however we’ve got come to defeat the BJP. ”Folks have misplaced their lives within the COVID-19 pandemic. Folks have died as a result of lack of oxygen. The useless our bodies had been buried on the banks of the river and had been scavenged by the canines,” he mentioned.
The venue of the rally was round 20 km away from Dhannipur, the place a mosque is developing underneath the Supreme Court docket verdict within the Ram Janmabhoomi case. ”Why do Muslims in Ayodhya really feel ashamed or apprehensive to even speak concerning the Babri demolition. All political events have exploited Muslims and Dalits,” Owaisi mentioned Speaking concerning the controversy over Ayodhya being referred to by its outdated title ’Faizabad’ in his posters, he mentioned, ”Some folks began saying that I don’t wish to take the title of Ayodhya. I wish to say that Ayodhya belongs to India. Faizabad belongs to India and Owaisi additionally belongs to India.” Jailed gangster and former MP Atiq Ahmad’s spouse Shaista Praveen on Tuesday joined the AIMIM within the presence of Owaisi in Lucknow. Ahmad joined the brand new get together in absentia.
Owaisi alleged that SP and the Bahujan Samaj Celebration used Muslims as ”slaves”. The AIMIM chief started his three-day tour to UP from Tuesday. He’s scheduled to go to Sultanpur and Barabanki on September 8 and September 9 respectively.
Owaisi has been making efforts to develop the get together throughout the nation and has had some success in Maharashtra and Bihar. The get together, nonetheless, couldn’t make beneficial properties in West Bengal. ”Muslims used to do ’gulami’ (slavery) of Samajwadi Celebration and BSP and lift slogans of their favour and to make their authorities. However when it got here to giving them participation, they didn’t speak,” he mentioned ”In the case of giving participation and illustration to the Muslims, they are saying it can improve communalism. The SP and BSP contested elections collectively, but the BJP received. Muslims had given them votes. The place have all these votes gone?” he mentioned.
Owaisi mentioned he has joined fingers with Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Celebration and different events are additionally with them. On giving tickets to Hindus, Owaisi mentioned, ”The OBCs are our brothers, we are going to give tickets to Dalits additionally and they’re going to win.
In the meantime, the BJP hit again at Owaisi, saying Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath won’t permit ”Jinnah’s jihadi mentality” to flourish in Uttar Pradesh. ”Giving safety to a infamous felony like Atiq Ahmed within the title of offering safety to the neighborhood, inducting him and his spouse in AIMIM reveals Owaisi’s mentality. However understand that Yogi Ji won’t permit Jinnah’s johadi mentality to flourish in UP,” BJP Kannauj MP Subrat Pathak mentioned in a tweet in Hindi.
Owaisi, nonetheless, defended his choice to induct Ahmad, who has a number of felony instances lodged towards him, claiming that a number of BJP leaders are additionally dealing with a number of instances. A five-time legislator and one-time MP, Atiq Ahmad has greater than 90 felony instances, together with these of murders, abductions, unlawful mining, extortion, intimidation and fraud, towards him. He’s lodged in a Gujarat jail. He was shifted there from Uttar Pradesh on the Supreme Court docket’s instructions in 2019.
The Congress additionally questioned Owaisi’s transfer to start his ballot marketing campaign from Ayodhya. ”I got here to know that AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi began his ballot marketing campaign within the state from Ayodhya. Although he does politics of minority, I used to be pondering that he would begin his ballot marketing campaign from Deva Sharif (in Barabanki),” Nationwide Chairman of Congress’ Minorities Division Imran Pratapgarhi informed.