AURANGABAD: Lok Sabha MP and AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi attacked the BJP government, saying while the Saffron party speaks about Mahatma Gandhi, but it admires and consider his assassin Nathuram Godse as their “hero”.
“We are celebrating the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. The present BJP government has Nathuram Godse in its mind and Mahatma Gandhi in its words,” Owaisi claimed.
“The BJP is running its shop in the name of Gandhi. This government is bluffing the entire country with the name of Gandhiji,the present rulers admire Nathuram Godse as their hero. Godse killed Gandhi with three bullets but people are being killed here every day,” The All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen (AIMIM) leader said.
Addressing a public rally ahead of the October 21 assembly elections in Maharashtra. He said AIMIM Lok Sabha candidate Imtiyaz Jaleel won from Aurangabad in May because he received support from Muslims, Buddhists, Dalits and Hindus who believe in secularism. It was a historic win for the Hyderabad-based AIMIM, Owaisi said.
Owaisi attacked BJP fovernment and said, “Its time to understand Gandhi’s non-violence. (Mahatma) Gandhi cared for farmers, but farmers are committing suicide today. What is present government doing?” Owaisi questioned.