Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath started his campaigning in Telangana on Sunday with a warning for AIMIM (All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen) leader Asaduddin Owaisi. “If BJP comes to power, I assure you Owaisi will have to flee from Telangana the same way Nizam was forced to flee from Hyderabad,” said Yogi Adityanath, one of the star campaigners of the BJP, who landed in Hyderabad on Sunday morning in the last leg of campaigning.
He pointed out how SardarVallabhbhai Patel had forced the Nizam (the ruler of erstwhile Hyderabad State) to flee.
Addressing another rally at Sangareddy, Adityanath said the Congress was a hurdle in the path of construction of a grand Ram temple at Ayodhya.
He slammed both the Congress and the ruling TelanganaRashtraSamithi (TRS) for what he said was minority appeasement.
Mr Owaisi has been a staunch critic of the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, who was once the poster boy of hardline right-wing groups. He had called out Yogi Adityanath over several issues, including the one saying many postures of “surya namaskar” in yoga closely resembled that of “namaz”.
Yogi Adityanath’s recent statement that the Congress needs just the votes of Muslims, had irked Mr Owaisi too. “You keep your Ali, for us Bajrang Bali will be enough,” the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister reportedly said. Ali was a successor of the Prophet Muhammad. Mr Owaisi had remarked that the Chief Minister had “crossed all limits”.
“India is my father’s country. Nobody can force me flee,” was how MIM president Asaduddin Owaisi
Mr. Owaisi reacted on Sunday reacted to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s comment that if BJP comes to power in the Telangana, Owaisi will have to flee. “It is my religious belief that Prophet Adam when he descended on the Earth from Paradise, he came to India. Thus India is my father’s country and nobody can force me flee,” the Hyderabad MP told an election rally of Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) on Sunday night.
Speaking at an election rally of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) earlier in the day at Tandur, Adityanath had said that if his party comes to power in Telangana, Owaisi will flee the way Nizam had to flee Hyderabad. Also Read: We’ll convert you to Islam & will make you keep beard”, Asaduddin Owaisi threatens!
Owaisi said the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister was ignorant of the history as Nizam did not flee Hyderabad. “Nizam Mir Osman Ali Khan did not flee Hyderabad. He was made ‘Raj Pramukh’ and when there was war with China, he offered his gold to India,” said Owaisi.
The MP said he would not be scared by such threats and propaganda. “This is only Yogi’s speech but the language and mentality is of Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” he said.
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