The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday demanded that MLAs and other public representatives in Adilabad condemn MIM MLA Akbaruddin Owaisi for delivering the controversial hate speech at Nirmal on December 22. The party’s Adilabad unit questioned the silence of the public representatives in the face of an important representative of a political party denigrating Hindu Gods in public.
Addressing a press conference, BJP Adilabad district general secretary Durgam Rajeshwar warned the three Telugu Desam Party MLAs, four Telangana Rashtra Samiti MLAs, two Congress MLAs and MP Ramesh Rathod of facing the wrath of people if they failed to condemn the speech. “People will teach them a lesson in the next elections if they continue to be silent,” he said.
Mr. Rajeshwar also demanded the arrest of the MIM MLA and de-recognisation of the party. He said Mr. Akbaruddin Owaisi’s membership in the Assembly should be terminated forthwith.
Meanwhile, activists of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad staged a protest demanding the immediate arrest of the MIM MLA. They obstructed traffic for about 30 minutes at NTR chowk.