Congress leader Mohammed Ali Shabbir today said by accepting the Sangh parivar backed BJP move to withdraw the Haj subsidy , the true colours of MIM chief Assaduddin Owaisi’s has come to light.
Urging the state and central governments to not endorse the BJP governments move on Haj subsidy the Leader of Opposition in the Telangana legislative council today demanded the MIM chief to withdraw his statement and extend unconditional apologies to the Muslim community.
He said today that the MIM chief whose income has spiralled from just Rs. 8 lakhs in 2004 to Rs.35lakhs in 2008 and Rs.4.5crore in 2014 (as per election affidavits) may well not require the Haj subsidy. But the Haj subsidy granted by the British in 1932 is a boon to poor Muslims and retired officials for one Haj pilgrimage in their life time.
He said it has been a long standing dream and conspiracy of the Sangh Parivar and the BJP to withdraw the Haj subsidy and it appears that the MIM chief has walked into their trap in his megalomaniac desire to expand the MIM in Maharashtra , Karnataka and other states by bagging non-secular vote banks,
Speaking to media persons in the CLP today the LOP said the amount of Haj subsidy was just a miniscule amount of Rs.690 crore for facilitating just 1.7 lakh Haj pilgrims .Compared to other huge expenses made by the BJP governments for other dharmic and charity programs, this was just pittance . ‘ It is a shame that the MIM chief is supporting such a conspiracy hatched by the Sangh parivar against poor Muslims to deny them a facility for practicing their religious beliefs as guaranteed by the Indian constitution’.
He also questioned the logic behind withdrawing the Haj subsidy while the government did not consider such moves towards the huge expenses it made benefits of Char Dham, Manasa Sarovar and Amarnath . . Why is that the BJP government is picking its grudge against Haj subsidy and not others and why is the MIM chief eagerly supporting it “, he quipped .
It is time that .Owaisi realised that though a rich person like him does not need the Haj subsidy, it is meant for the poor Muslims who live in his Charminar constituency . The rich persons like Owaisi brothers who went to Umra thrice a year and resided in posh hotels like Hilton , were now behaving like agents of Amith Shah and Modi .
He said in the past their father Sultan Salauddin Owaisi toiled for the welfare of the poor Muslims but his children- the Owaisi brothers were exploiting all situations for their personal growth and political up liftment and not for people . They fell in line with the Congress when in power and criticised TRS but now are behaving like puppets of KCR and TRS govt . Shabbir Ali also lambasted that the Owaisi brothers were also montaging the Muslim community to become friendly with the BJP He said the welfare and development of the Muslim community was a constitutionally provided mandate of all elected governments in a democracy . By cancelling Haj subsidy of Rs.690 crore in an annual budget of lakhs of crores the union government can hardly bring any sustainable contribution to the Muslim welfare in the country .During the Congress regime in under AP CM YSR Minority welfare had got more funding than the Haj subsidy, he added,
Commenting on the TRS governments move to bring Muslim reservations in the current assembly session Shabbir Ali said that though long delayed at least now it bring fool proof bill and ensure that there were no legal and judicial hurdles in its implementation .Instead of depending on opinions of bureaucrats the government should seek proper legal opinion with experts on the field and ensure that the true benefits of the Muslim quota reached the genuine and needy poor Muslims –(NSS)