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MIM is the ‘B-team of BJP’, Congress blasts Akbar Owaisi on polarisation

Hyderabad: Soon after AIMIM MLA Akbaruddin Owaisi stoked a controversy when he claimed his brother and party chief Asaduddin Owaisi could win 50 seats in Parliament with the votes of “our brethren”, remarks seen as an appeal to Muslim voters which the BJP dubbed as “hate speech”.

However, the Congress, meanwhile, accused the BJP of “misusing” people like the Owaisi brothers to “promote its agenda of polarisation and create hatred and mutual enmity in society”.

Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi dubbed the Owaisi brothers as the ruling party’s “B-team” and put the blame on BJP’s “dirty tricks department” for spreading “cheap politics”.

“Let me make it clear, I have no hesitation in saying that this is yet again the BJP ‘B Team’ even though their name may be ‘Owaisi brothers’,” he told reporters in New Delhi.

“The object of this is only one – to create Hindu versus Muslim, caste versus caste, region versus region, Indian versus Indian…..and everybody versus everybody. I am shocked and aghast that the party which is in power does not have this much responsibility and stands exposed.

Every time they do so, we will expose them again,” he said.

With PTI inputs