Almost all political parties have condemned Akbar Owaisi’s inflammatory speeches at Nirmal, Bodhan and demanded action against him. But the YSR Congress is looking confused and acting cautiously.
Akbaruddin Owaisi’s hate speech against a particular community has created an embarrassing situation for the YSR Congress, which was mulling an electoral tie-up with the MIM.
The YSR Congress, headed by jailed Jaganmohan Reddy, was working on alliance with the MIM in the 2014 general elections for ‘mutual benefit’.
According to a Mailtoday report published on Saturday, the MIM is planning to expand its base by contesting in Muslim-dominated constituencies of Kurnool, Anantapur and Kadapa in the Rayalaseema region and Guntur and Nellore in Coastal Andhra.
Commenting cautiously on the whole issue, D.A. Somayajulu a Central Governing Council Member of YSR Congress said “The issue is in court and it is not proper to comment on it.” Mailtoday reported.
But now Owaisi’s hate speech has landed the YSR Congress leaders in a fix. “The MIM has proved to be an out and out communal party. Any alliance with the MIM would damage the party’s prospects in Telangana,” a YSR Congress leader said reported Mailtoday.
With Mailtoday inputs