As prime minister, Narendra Modi will be best remembered for mob lynchings, says Asaduddin Owaisi

Hyderabad: All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Tuesday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be best remembered for mob-lynching incidents during his tenure.

 As prime minister, Narendra Modi will be best remembered for mob lynchings, says Asaduddin Owaisi

File image of AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi. IBNLive

Referring to reports of a man being thrashed by a mob for allegedly selling beef in Assam, Owaisi said, "These incidents will haunt Modi in his entire life that being a Prime Minister he was unable to stop such incidents."

He described the reported incident as 'horrible'. "He has been in the trade for the past 35 years. Then he is forced to eat pork. These 'bafoons'...they are not fit to be called human beings...they are animals", the Hyderabad Lok Sabha member said during a 'Meet The Press' even in Hyderabad.

"Narendra Modi's legacy...the top most thing he would be remembered for during his tenure as Prime Minister of this great country and it is because of him being in power that mob-lynchings happened and such incidents have increased", he said.

He claimed that the people who indulged in mob-lynchings were all Modi's supporters, and "they have got emboldened because they know that they have a Prime Minister who supports their ideology".

"Love jihad, ghar-wapsi and mob-lynchings have happened after Modi became Prime Minister in 2014," Owaisi, who is seeking re-election from Hyderabad in the 11 April first phase Lok Sabha elections, alleged.

"Had the Prime Minister called at least one victim of such incidents to his house and showed "empathy and sympathy" and told very clearly he would not tolerate this, and had he been sincere, these incidents would not have happened, he said.

On BJP's manifesto promising to scrap Article 370 of the Constitution that gave a special status to Jammu and Kashmir, and Article 35-A, which says no outsider can own property in that state, Owaisi asked, "How long do you want to cheat people in the name of (Article) 370?"

"Your government was in power for five years in the Centre and you had formed the government with PDP in Jammu and Kashmir. Article 370 cannot be removed. It is only during elections that they indulge in politics of cheating and lying. Uniform Civil Code cannot be implemented in the country," the AIMIM leader said.

He accused the Prime Minister of lying about development works in Hyderabad. "Modi is badshah and shahenshah of lies and if his factory of lies is set up then he can become MD-cum-chairman of that factory", Owaisi said.

Alleging that the Prime Minister failed to deliver on his promises, Owaisi asserted that people have seen through his jumlas (gimmicks) and his 'lies'. "That is why I don't see him becoming the Prime Minister when the results come out on 23 May. He and the BJP will be sitting in Opposition benches only...he will lose very badly," Owaisi claimed.

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Updated Date: Apr 09, 2019 17:37:07 IST

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