Owaisi slams PM Modi’s imaginary fear remark on minorities, questions number of Muslims in BJP

AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Sunday slammed PM Narendra Modi’s “imaginary fear” remark on minorities and questioned the prime minister on the number of Muslim MPs from BJP elected in the Lok Sabha this year.

AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Sunday slammed PM Narendra Modi’s “imaginary fear” remark on minorities and questioned the prime minister on the number of Muslim MPs from BJP elected in the Lok Sabha this year.

Asaduddin Owaisi also said that PM Modi’s “imaginary fear” remark was hypocritical and contradictory and accused the BJP of practising such hypocrisy for the past five years.

“If Muslims seriously live in fear, can the PM tell us, out of the 300 odd MPs, how many Muslim MPs he has in own party who got elected from Lok Sabha? This is the hypocrisy and contradiction which the PM and his party is practicing from last five years,” Asaduddin Owaisi said.

In his speech at the Parliament Central Hall on Saturday, PM Modi had asked the 353 NDA members to work in the government without discriminating against anyone and win the trust of minorities.

PM Modi also asked the MPs to take everyone along and that the minorities have been made to live in an “imaginary fear” all this while and they have to break this “deception”.

In response to PM Modi’s comments, Owaisi brought to fore the 2015 lynching case in Dadri where a man named Akhlaq was killed over suspicion of possessing beef.

Asaduddin Owaisi also said, “If PM agrees minorities live in fear, he should know people who killed Akhlaq were sitting in front bench of electoral public meeting.”

Owaisi also asked whether the prime minister will stop vigilantes from beating and demeaning the Muslim community if he agreed they lived in fear in the country.

“If PM feels Muslims live in fear, will he stop gangs, who in name of cow are killing, beating Muslims, taking our videos and demeaning us?” Owaisi said.

Owaisi was referring to the incident where three people including a Muslim couple were thrashed by self-proclaimed gau rakshaks over rumours of carrying beef in Seoni, Madhya Pradesh.

The victims allege they were forced to say slogans of ‘Jai Shree Ram’ by the accused.

Owaisi on Saturday slammed the incident in Madhya Pradesh and said, “This is how Muslims are treated by Vigilantes created by Modi voters. Welcome to a new India.”

Source: India Today

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