Dr. Ahmed Mohiuddin Siddiqui for BeyondHeadlines
Hyderabad – The All India Majlis Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) supremo Barrister Asaduddin Owaisi, MP, breathed fire against the Narendra Modi Government on the WhatsApp breach of privacy issue and asked as to why the government is scared of Israel? Speaking at the felicitation and thanks giving function of the newly elected legislators from Maharashtra and Bihar, he reserved bouquets for the Majlis winners and brickbats for the Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the jam-packed Darussalam – Majlis headquarters in Hyderabad on Saturday.
Asaduddin Owaisi asked the Modi Government to call the Israeli Ambassador to India and lodge a strong protest against the Israeli spyware company NSO for allegedly breaching the privacy of Indians. He suggested to Narendra Modi, without naming him, to have a ‘romantic talk’ with his wife like other Indians: ‘WhatsApp call pe apne Joru se pyar mohabbat ki baatein kar raha hoga, aap bhi karo! Aap k0 kyun takleef?’ He wanted the reasons for snooping into politicians, journalists and the personal talk of Indian couples. He asked the nationalists to drown and die – ‘Doob Maro’ on their fake nationalism and held them responsible for the malware in the nuclear plant.
Cautioning the ‘Patna Rulers’ against injustice to the Seemanchal region in Bihar, Asaduddin Owaisi declared that the fight for the rights of the deprived people of Seemanchal has just begun with the election of Majlis candidate Qamrul Huda from the Kishanganj Assembly constituency. He informed that the Majlis will fight the next Assembly elections in Bihar and make a difference to the political landscape in Bihar.
The Majlis president lambasted the Modi government on the issue of Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). If finalized, the RCEP deal will facilitate the creation of the biggest free-trade region in the world as the 16-nation grouping is home to 3.6 billion people or nearly half the world’s population. Owaisi cautioned the dairy farmers and the textile traders that if RCEP is signed, it will ruin their businesses as China, Australia and Bangladesh will dump dairy products and textiles at 60 per cent cheaper price than the Indian goods.
Asaduddin Owaisi highlighted the global hunger index and that India was at a rank lower than that of Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh. He lamented that 20 crore Indians sleep hungry every night. He asked the people to stop food wastage and not to throw away food during weddings but to distribute the food to the poor.
Speaking about the Kashmir visit of the European Union (EU)’s ‘Nazi lovers’ Members of Parliament, Asaduddin Owaisi accused the Modi Government of internationalising the bilateral issue between India (and what he called) the ‘failed state’ of Pakistan. Owaisi mocked at Narendra Modi for raking up Article 370, triple talaq and other issues instead of resolving unemployment and farmers’ distress. He claimed that people have stopped buying even underwear as they have no money. He asked the people to spend wisely as tough economic times lie ahead.
On the Maharashtra scenario, Asaduddin Owaisi taunted Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackrey for going 2 steps forward and 3 steps backwards on the issue of government formation in Maharashtra. He egged on Uddhav to form the government if he can and be not afraid of Narendra Modi and Amit Shah. He declared that Majlis will not support either the Shiv Sena or the BJP but would vote against the no-confidence motion against these two parties. He opined that both the saffron parties are similar in their agenda. Without naming Ajit Pawar, Owaisi cautioned him against trying to lure away the newly elected Majlis legislator Mufti Ismail Qasmi from Malegaon. He said gone are the days when Mufti would go and see Pawar in Mumbai on receiving a phone call. He asked him not to call Mufti again on the phone.
Asaduddin Owaisi took a dig at the BJP and the Shiv Sena about the 50 – 50 fight. He pointed out that farmers in the Satara district and other places were in distress but the two alliance partners were busy haggling for power. He referred to the attack on the Nalsopara Madrassa from 2. 30 a.m to 8 a.m, a couple of days ago. He asked as to why the police did not reach the Madrassa to protect the students and round up the culprits.
Commenting on the RTC strike in Telangana, Asaduddin Owaisi expressed his sympathies to the family members of employees who died during the strike. He suggested to the striking employees to consider and accept what the Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao has offered to them. He demanded that the Chief Minister should ensure that the letter ‘Z’ should not be removed from the number plates of RTC buses as the letter reminded the people about Zehra – mother of His Exalted Highness Mir Osman Ali Khan, the VII Nizam, who founded the RTC. He urged the banks to give loans to poor people.
Earlier, Majlis chiefs of Bihar and Maharashtra units, Akhtar ul Imaan and Imtiyaz Jaleel, MP, newly elected Majlis MLAs, and other leaders also spoke and expressed their resolve to strengthen the party at the grass root levels in their states.