Bollywood’s well-known poet and writer Javed Akhtar on Tuesday shared his experiences in the upper house during the past six years and hits out at All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen party (AIMIM) leader Asaduddin Owaisi in Parliament.
The writer said in his speech that “We are very blessed. We keep complaining, but we must be thankful for our constitution which gives us democracy”.
While attacking on AIMIM leader without naming him Akhtar said, “He (Owaisi) said he will not say `Bharat mata ki jai` as the Constitution does not require him to say so. The Constitution even does not ask him to wear sherwani (dress) and topi (cap)… I don’t care to know whether saying ‘Bharat mata ki jai’ is my duty or not, it is my right”.
Rejecting RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s suggestion for chanting the slogan to infuse patriotism, Owaisi had on Sunday said he would not say ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’ even if a knife was put to his throat.
He also urged the government to use the power of the Indian youth and said that India was blessed with every possible good thing but he could not understand why, despite all this, people were still living a miserable life.