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Stop running ”shop of secularism”: Asaduddin Owaisi to Congress

New Delhi: AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi on Thursday accused the Congress of running a “shop of secularism” and asked the party to end this.

Reacting to Congress leader Digvijay Singh`s comments that Indian Muslims felt alienated with the Modi government, the MP said Muslims often suffered hardships under Congress rule too.

“I am not a terrorist expert, he (Digvijay Singh) may be one. But I know for a fact that when Congress was in power in Maharashtra for 15 years, 28 Muslim undertrials were languishing in jails,” Owaisi told a news channel.

“Also, the Aurangabad arms haul case, the Malegaon case and the 7/11 train blasts occurred during Congress rule. There are numerous other cases, I need not mention them all,” he added.

Owaisi said that politics should not be done in the name of terror.

“All I would say is that the Congress should stop running this shop of secularism and the BJP should stop its shop of nationalism,” the All India Majlise Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) leader said.