All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) MP Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday made damning revelations about the Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA) accusing the opposition coalition bloc of indulging in bigotry. Owaisi on Monday claimed that the INDIA bloc had not given him a ‘ticket’, reasoning that ‘they will not get a Hindu vote’.
Owaisi further targeted the political status of Congress leader and Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi. Owaisi said, “Rahul Gandhi lost in Amethi but won in Wayanad. Asaduddin Owaisi did not participate in the elections there. I didn’t have any deal with the BJP there. He won from Wayanad because there is the Muslim League there. The Muslim League saved him from drowning…’
Earlier this year, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday, replying to a question on the Congress’ alliance with the Muslim League in Kerala, said: “The Muslim League is a completely secular party, there is nothing non-secular about them. I think the person (reporter) has not studied the Muslim League.”
The BJP had criticized Rahul Gandhi for his comment stating that the Congress leader’s push to remain acceptable in Wayanad called the Muslim League a “secular party”.
The comment earned him a lot of backlash as the Congress retaliated by saying that the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML), which Rahul Gandhi called secular, is not the same as Mohammad Ali Jinnah’s Muslim League.
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Updated: Sep 18, 2023 10:21 PM IST