BJP national general secretary CT Ravi on Tuesday said ‘AIMIM is like the Taliban of Karnataka’. AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi hit back at the BJP leader calling him a ‘child’ who knows nothing about international politics.
BJP national general secretary CT Ravi sparked controversy on Tuesday after he compared the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) and the Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) to the Taliban.
“AIMIM is like the Taliban of Karnataka. The issues of Taliban, AIMIM, and SDPI are the same. Taliban will not be accepted in Kalaburagi,” CT Ravi was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
The BJP leader was in Kalaburagi to campaign for his party for the Kalaburagi City corporation polls.
Last week, condemning the arrest of Union minister Narayan Rane for his remarks against Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, CT Ravi said the Maharashtra government was “inspired by the Taliban”.
“It appears that the #MahaVasooliAghadi is inspired by the TALIBAN ! TalibaniMVA,” CT Ravi had tweeted.
OWAISI: A CHILD WHO KNOWS NOTHING
Meanwhile, responding to CT Ravi’s ‘Taliban of Karnataka’ remark, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi called him a ‘child’ who knows nothing about international politics.
“He is just a child and knows nothing about international politics. Will BJP ban Taliban under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA)?” Asaduddin Owaisi was quoted as saying by ANI.
On Monday, the AIMIM chief targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi, alleging that he is the “only one to have gone to Afghanistan and spent $3 billion and not listed Taliban as a terrorist organisation”.
On Afghanistan, Modi's spokies ask their opponents to "go to Afghanistan" & call everyone "Talibani". But Modi's the only one to have gone to Afghanistan & spent $3 billion. He has not listed Taliban as a terrorist organisation. Modi has still not uttered the word "Taliban". 2/2
— Asaduddin Owaisi (@asadowaisi) August 30, 2021
Taking to Twitter, Asaduddin Owaisi wrote, “On Afghanistan, Modi’s spokies ask their opponents to ‘go to Afghanistan’ and call everyone “Talibani”. But Modi’s the only one to have gone to Afghanistan and spent $3 billion. He has not listed Taliban as a terrorist organisation. Modi has still not uttered the word ‘Taliban’.”
He further accused PM Modi of being “afraid to take the name of China even as it has occupied Indian territory.”
Source: India Today