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Modi has a Jekyll and Hyde personality: Asaduddin Owaisi

21 Sep 2014 01:09 AM, IST

Modi has a Jekyll and Hyde personality: Asaduddin Owaisi
Asaduddin Owaisi in Aap Ki Adalat show on India TV news channel on 20 Sep 2014


New Delhi, 21 Sep 2014: Majlis Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi has said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi seems to have a “Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde personality” vis-a-vis the Muslims. In an interview with Rajat Sharma’s show Aap Ki Adalat aired on India TV channel Saturday night, Lok Sabha Member from Hyderabad, Owaisi said: “On August 15 from Red Fort, the PM called for a 10-year moratorium on communal riots. I say, why 10 years, why not 100 years? But what sort of a taskmaster is he, when he says one thing, and his MP Yogi Adityanath says the opposite. 

What kind of a taskmaster is he, when his MP Sakshi Maharaj says all Madarsas are centres of terrorism and the PM's government gives Rs 209 crores to madarsas? One of his ministers Menaka Gandhi says, cows and cattle are being slaughtered, and on the other hand his government reduces import duty from 10 pc to 6 pc on machines for slaughtering animals. You may not agree with me, but this denotes a Jekyll & Hyde personality.”
The interview was aired at 10 PM but the channel posted excerpts from the interview on its website around three hours before the telecast.
The MIM chief questioned BJP’s credo of “justice for all, appeasement of none”, by alleging that minorities are being discriminated against.
Owaisi alleged: “Is it not discrimination that that the Supreme Court found that Muslim youths were made the target in the Akshardham attack case, the investigations were conducted wrongly and the accused lost 10 to 11 precious years of their lives?
“Is it not discrimination that anybody trying to sell properties in Gujarat needs to take permission from the state government?
“Is it not a fact that the file seeking permission to prosecute an IB official in Ishrat Jahan encounter case is lying with the government? Can anybody look into the eyes of Zakia Jafri and say that justice is being done to her? Sohrabuddin's brother is still seeking justice.
“Is it not discrimination that the officers who carried out encounters in Gujarat are back in service? What message are you trying to give?”
When Rajat Sharma played out video clippings of his and his brother Akbaruddin Owaisi’s hate speeches, the MIM leader said, his brother’s case was sub judice, and he would prefer not to comment and await the court’s verdict.
Barred from entering Azamgarh

Owaisi lashed out at Samajwadi Party supremeo Mulayam Singh Yadav for not allowing him to enter Azamgarh at least four times in the last one and a half years.
“I can stand up and speak in Parliament, but in Azamgarh, from where Mulayam Singh is the MP, permission is first given to me and then cancelled.”
When Rajat Sharma pointed out that it was because he could have stoked the communal fire there, Owaisi replied: “If I stoke the fire, or try to demean Mulayam Singh, time will tell. If I say something objectionable, you can book me. I told the Azamgarh SP several times, you can stop me if I make provocative remarks, book me, I am ready to go to jail.

Asaduddin Owaisi in Aap Ki Adalat facing questions of senior journalist Rajat Sharma

“But I cannot understand why Mulayam Singh Yadav had a two-hour secret meeting with VHP leaders before the 84 Kosi Yatra. Were they watching Mughal-e-Azam film? And then, look what happened. This is the real face of Mulayam Singh and it is my duty to expose him”, said Owaisi.
Maharashtra elections

The MIM leader said his party would contest the Maharashtra elections and campaign against both the Congress-NCP and Shiv Sena-BJP combines. 
“Eighty nine per cent of Muslims in Maharashtra presently live below the poverty line. Manmohan Singh, Mulayam Singh Yadav, Ashok Chavan and Prithviraj Chavan can claim to be leaders of Muslims, but the fact remains that Muslims along with Dalits are at the top in urban-rural poverty figures.
“In the Malegaon blast investigation, the Maharashtra ATS accused Muslim boys of carrying out the blast, while the National Investigation Agency said, the blast was carried out by Sadhvi Pragya and Col Purohit. Who is correct?”
Owaisi said, “match fixing is going on in Maharashtra between the Shiv Sena-BJP and Congress-NCP. They tell each other: either you come to power, or we stay in power. But we are telling the Muslims, there are others like us who will work for you.”
The MIM leader revealed how former Congress minister and film star Chiranjeevi offered to create a Union Territory for Hyderabad with a separate assembly.
He said: “Chiranjeevi spent all his life in Hyderabad, he bought properties there. I met him four times in Parliament and told him that Hyderabad should stay with Telangana as because of georgraphical contiguity.
“He told me we will create a separate assembly for Hyderabad, and you can come to power there. I told him, I am not buying that. Hyderabad has been with Telangana historically and geographically."
ISIS and Indian Muslims

Owaisi made it clear that he had publicly appealed to Muslim youths not to support the jehad call from ISIS. "I told Muslim youths at Mecca Masjid that the right jihad would be to join parliamentary democracy, and work for the eradication of illiteracy and poverty among Muslims, instead of joining ISIS."
The MIM leader said: "India was, is and shall remain our country, God willing. Those in power should not view themselves as masters of our destiny. They may have got the power, but they should view everybody as one. India is the world's unique country.
“There is no other country where there are so many religions, cultures, festivals and languages. My fight is not against my country, God willing. India's diversity is its strength. Its pluralistic ethos is its soul.”
India TV channel will repeat telecast of Aap Ki Adalat show with Asaduddin Owaisi on Sunday (Sept 21) at 10 am and 10 pm.

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