Party to create awareness about its anti-Muslim policies
The immediate task before the Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen is to work for the fall of the Kiran Kumar Reddy government in the State. The party, which withdrew support to the Congress government on Monday, has decided to undertake a tour of the State to expose its ‘misdeeds and misgovernance’.
“We will go to the people with facts and create awareness about the anti-people and anti-Muslim policies of the government,” said party president, Asaduddin Owaisi.
Mounting a scathing attack on the Chief Minister, the Majlis leader told presspersons that the government failed to respond when told about the minority issues in the Assembly and privately.
Mr. Owaisi listed out incidents right from 2010 to show how the government dithered. Muslims were targeted during the Hanuman jayanti rally, Ganesh festival in Adoni in September 2011 and the communal incidents that took place in Karimnagar, Tandur, Sangareddy and Siddipet. In all these incidents, the community suffered loss of life and property.
But the Chief Minister was not even ready to accept the role of the Congress legislator in the Sangareddy riot. Mr. Owaisi also referred to the incidents at Madannapet and the recent one in Sabzi Mandi and said despite all these provocations, the Muslims restrained themselves.
He likened the Chief Minister to the ‘indecisive’ former Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao. By allowing placement of tarpaulin on the temple in violation of the High Court order, the Chief Minister had filled the vacuum left by PV, Mr. Owaisi remarked.
He referred to hike in fuel charges, water and RTC tariff and said the Kiran Reddy government was not only communal but also anti-people.
Charging the Chief Minister with throwing to winds the court orders, he wondered whether Mr. Kiran Reddy was not bound by Constitution.
Will the Majlis file a contempt of court case? “Yes, we will explore that,” he remarked and pointed to the contempt case pending in respect of Babri Masjid.
To a question about Congress overtures, Mr. Owaisi said the Majlis had not closed the doors of communication. Any possibility of joining hands with the TDP, now that it has distanced itself from the BJP?
“One can’t trust TDP with people like Raja Singh in it,” Mr. Owaisi remarked and said the party did not believe in running with the hare and hunting with the hound.