Owaisi bristles over Telangana BJP chief’s ‘surgical strike’ remark


HYDERABAD (Telangana): All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) Chief, Asaduddin Owaisi on Tuesday lashed out at  BJP Telangana president and MP Bandi Sanjay Kumar for his “surgical strike in Old City of Hyderabad”.

“A BJP leader said that if they win elections then they’ll conduct surgical strikes in the Old City to remove Pakistanis and Rohingyas. I want to ask the BJP on whom you will conduct surgical strikes. All those living here are citizens of India. I give you 24 hours to tell how many Pakistanis and Rohingya people live here?” Asaduddin Owaisi said.  

TELEGANA AIMIM President and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi campaigning for GHMC election in Hyderabad on Saturday. (ANI Photo)

Earlier in the day, the Telangana BJP President said that the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) and AIMIM were trying to win GHMC polls with Rohingyas, Pakistani and Afghanistani voters. “GHMC polls should be conducted without voters from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Rohingyas. We will conduct a surgical strike in Old City once we win the polls,” Kumar said in an address while campaigning for the Greater Hyderabad Municipal corporation polls in Hyderabad.

Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) civic body polls will be held on December 1 and results will be declared after counting of votes on December 4.

Accusing the BJP of wanting to promote hatred, All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Tuesday said the national party talks of “breaking”, while they talk of uniting.  “Tum to masjid todne wale ho, hum mandir ke liye 10 crore dilane wale log hain (You destroy mosques, but we are the ones who are collecting Rs 10 crore for a temple), Owaisi said at a public meeting at Farhat Nagar in Azampura Divison while campaigning for Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation elections. (ANI)