Muslims and development – What Owaisi needs to understand

Written by | November 22, 2014 | 0

Thus spake Asaduddin Owaisi in one of his numerous interviews in recent times. This is exactly the sort of loaded rhetoric that sent the Congress packing. What exactly does Owaisi mean by “dignity” for Muslims? Poisoning their minds with speeches like these? While the crowd response in these speeches is quite worrisome, does it behove leaders to talk like this? Isn’t it their responsibility to remove these vile thoughts from people’s minds? The Owaisi clan’s entire campaign was built around this hatred. Right from 2012, numerous videos have surfaced where such hatred is routinely spewed. Is this the dignity that Owaisi was talking about?

“It (the Muslim vote-bank) was all a figment of imagination. The community always looked to leaders like Pandit Nehru, Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi, Nitish Kumar, Lalu Prasad and others.”

Out of nowhere, we get to hear the names of Lalu Prasad and Nitish Kumar as the leaders to which the Muslim community looked up to! For starters, no one enjoyed development when Lalu was the CM! One can perhaps comprehend him praising Lalu, but it is plain baffling that Nitish Kumar has become an icon to the community within no time! Owaisi of course, was making a political statement. Fresh from winning two Assembly seats in the recent Maharashtra elections, he now wants to spread to UP, Delhi and … lo and behold… Bihar! No wonder he is showering praises at Lalu and Nitish!

Filed in: Hyderabad

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