Aurangabad (Maharashtra): AIMIM leader and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi on Thursday said that if the bike used in Malegaon blast in 2008 did not belong to Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, then Maruti car used in Mumbai blast in 1993 did not belong to Rubina, sister-in-law of Tiger Memon.
“Sadhvi Pragya says the bike (allegedly used in Malegaon blast) was not hers, then Maruti van (used in 1993 Mumbai blast) did not belong to that woman (Rubina, wife of Tiger Memon’s brother — Suleiman) either. Why don’t people go to the court and say that Maruti van was not registered in her name,” said Owaisi, while addressing an election rally here.
An abandoned Maruti van belonging to Rubina from Memon family was said to be the key to investigators, which helped them to crack the case and nab all the suspects in the 1993 blast case. She was convicted by the trial court in the case.
“BJP is making those accused of terrorism their candidates. That is why we have to stop the BJP and (Prime Minister Narendra) Modi,” he said.
Hitting out at the media, the AIMIM leader said: “You did not understand what I said. You will understand it tomorrow when media will say that Owaisi gave one more provocative speech. Because I spoke about their (media) dad. So they will get hurt.”
Terming Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the ‘king of lies,’ he said: “The Prime Minister of Hindustan, you are a liar. You are the king of lies. You do not want to fight terrorism. You are not sincere in fighting terrorism.”
“You made someone with terror charges your candidate. Is that your zero-tolerance,” Owaisi questioned.
“I am expressing the pain that you feel that a terror accused has been given a ticket. Congratulations! You lost the battle against terrorism,” he said.
BJP has made Sadhvi Pragya its candidate to contest Lok Sabha election against Congress leader Digvijaya Singh from Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh.