Bandi dares Owaisi to contest from all Assembly seats in Telangana
HYDERABAD: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state president Bandi Sanjay Kumar has challenged AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi to contest from all the 119 Assembly constituencies in Telangana. Sanjay, speaking with reporters in Karimnagar on Wednesday, hit back at Owaisi for his public speeches over the past two days during which Owaisi targeted the BJP for claiming that the BRS government’s steering was in AIMIM hands.
“Owaisi called the BJP a snake and that as long as MIM is there, it will never allow the BJP to win. It is not enough to make brave statements from Darussalam. If he is so confident and Owaisi really wants to work for the Muslim community, then Owaisi should ensure that MIM will contest from all the Assembly seats in the state. The fact is, MIM does not want to come to power. Its only interest is increasing its wealth by supporting any party that is in power, and Owaisi is only interested in protecting his properties,” he said.
“Let Owaisi and his party contest from all the seats in Telangana and we, the BJP, will ensure that they will not even retain their deposits,” Sanjay declared. People were rejecting the MIM party, he said, adding “it is a party that argued that terrorists must be given bail. It is a party that gives shelter to them.”
The BJP leader also said “MIM does not really care about Muslims. If it did, then the Old City of Hyderabad would have been developed and life would have been better for people in that part of the city. Why are Muslims not getting jobs? Why are many of them not getting passports? MIM leaders have to answer these questions too.”