Asaduddin Owaisi slams Congress rule in Karnataka, says AIMIM will contest 2018 Assembly polls in state
All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) on Tuesday said it would contest the upcoming Assembly elections in the Congress-ruled Karnataka.
Hyderabad: All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) on Tuesday said it would contest the upcoming Assembly elections in the Congress-ruled Karnataka.
The city-headquartered AIMIM said in a release that its president Asaduddin Owaisi made an announcement in this regard after a meeting with the party's Karnataka unit.
The Hyderabad Lok Sabha MP criticised the ruling Congress in Karnataka for allegedly not allowing him to address public meetings in the state.
"There is no difference between BJP and Congress... Congress speaks about freedom of expression. But, there is no freedom of expression in the Congress-ruled states. They are not allowing me to address a public meeting in Karnataka," the release quoted Owaisi as saying.
Elections in Karnataka, which has a 224-member Assembly, are likely to be held in the first half of 2018.
Earlier on Saturday, the home ministry reduced Supriyo's security category from the 'Z' to 'Y' category
Addressing the foundation day of the All India Mahila Congress, Gandhi said that the ideology of the Congress was completely opposite of the BJP-RSS and only one of the two ideologies can rule the country.
Priyanka said last week that people are going to change the government and the chief minister in the upcoming Assembly polls