Hyderabad MP and All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen (AIMIM) Chief Asaduddin Owaisi, known more for his anti-BJP & particularly anti-Modi comments today accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of using religious sentiments of Hindus for political gains.
Speaking at the first India Today Conclave South-2017 in Chennai, Owaisi, without naming the prime minister, said Modi used his oratory skills to hoodwink the people of the country.
“I believe that majority of Hindus are secular. But unfortunately they got carried away by a man who speaks well,” Owaisi said in an apparent reference to PM Modi. “This is because Congress failed to stop BJP from coming to power,” he added while speaking during the session – Region, Religion, Identity: Keeping India First.
“I would love to eat it, if it is halal”, says Owaisi responding to what comes to his mind when he hears the word beef.
Owaisi also disapproved of the Supreme Court’s ruling identifying Hindutva as a way of life and said,”If Supreme Court can identity Hindutva as a way of life, then Islam and Christianity are also way of life for many others.”
The Congress MP, when asked about the Congress losing ground in South India, said his party is paying the price for being a coalition partner in Tamil Nadu, adding that decision to create Telangana backfired.
Asked about how Congress defines nationalism, Rajeev Gowda said his party practices inclusive nationalism unlike the “bogus nationalism paraded” by the ruling government which “hides behind soldiers”.