MIM president and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi has claimed that the Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen was invincible in the Old City of Hyderabad and other areas from where it is contesting GHMC elections.
Addressing a massive public meeting at Khilwat Grounds on the last day of campaigning on Sunday, Asaduddin Owaisi said that the MIM has already unveiled the “Action Plan for Hyderabad for 2016-2021”. Listing out party’s achievements during the last several decades, he said that the MIM only believed in practical works and never made tall promises with the people. Besides addressing the basic civic needs of people, the MIM has been fighting the communal forces in the country, he said.
Asaduddin Owaisi strongly condemned the Congress party for calling it a communal party. He said that the Congress party sought MIM’s support to save Dr. Manmohan Singh’s Government at the Centre. It also survived a ‘No Confidence Motion’ against Kiran Kumar Reddy Government in the then united Andhra Pradesh with the help of MIM. However, the Congress party took a U-turn when MIM implemented its expansion plans and contested and won seats in Maharashtra Assembly elections. He said that the Congress campaign against MIM would not prevent the party from expanding to rest of the country. He also slammed the BJP Government at the Centre and accused it of pursuing communal agenda.
The MIM chief reiterated that the BJP-TDP combine would enforce Beef Ban if they are voted to power. Dismissing allegations of practising “Beef Politics”, Asaduddin Owaisi said that poor people in Maharashtra have suffered a lot due to “Beef Ban” and the same would be replicated in the city if MIM loses the elections. He said it was MIM which has eradicated communalism from the city and there was no single incident of communal violence during the last so many years.
Akbaruddin Owaisi in his speech strongly condemned the MIM critics and said they were all working at the behest of Sangh Parivar. He claimed that the MIM would not only win elections, but will also capture the Mayor’s post although it was contesting only on 60 seats. He said that the MIM held the Mayor’s post for three years after 2009 GHMC election although it won only 43 seats. He said this time the party would win more number of seats to maintain its supremacy in the municipal corporation.