All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his recent statement in which he had said that if a village has a graveyard, it should it should also have a crematorium.
Addressing an election meeting in the Muslim-dominated Kareli area of Allahabad on Monday, Owaisi said Modi should first worry about the living and not about the dead. Modi’s decision of demonetisation had sent many to graveyards and cremation grounds, he said.
On triple talaq, he said Modi had no knowledge of Islamic laws and was trying to make it an issue on pretext of providing justice to Muslim women. He should first give justice to his own wife, he remarked.
Urging Muslims to make good use of their votes, Owaisi said that Uttar Pradesh chief minister and Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav and Modi were two sides of the same coin. Owaisi dubbed Modi the elder brother of Akhilesh and alleged that both were harming the interests of Muslims. He urged Muslims not to be afraid of BJP.
Akhilesh failed in controlling riots in Muzaffarnagar, which claimed several lives, and he did nothing to provide justice to rape victims, the AIMIM chief said.
The Samajwadi Party was betraying Muslims by pretending to be secular, he said. The SP did nothing for the state, especially for Muslims in the last five years and failed to fulfil the promises made during the 2012 elections, Owaisi maintained.