Senoir BJP leader Giriraj Singh has entered into an escalating war of words between Asaduddin Owaisi and Yogi Adityanath with his controversial 'Jinnah' remark. While addressing the media on Monday, the minister backed CM yogi Adityanath and said:
"This is not a war of words between Yogi ji and Owaisi. I want to say this to all my friends, this is a war of mindset. Owaisi brothers' mindset that...within 15 minutes we will destroy India and show Hindus...these are the people who hold 'Jinnah' mindset. CM Yogi rightly said If you want to live in India and use the resources then you have to be loyal. There is no place for people who carry 'Jinnah' mindset.
Ahead of the Telangana assembly elections, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday while addressing a gathering in the state said:
“If BJP forms the government in Telangana the Owaisi will have to run away".
All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi spoke about Yogi Adityanath's comment and questioned:
"I ask UP CM, Is this nation only yours not mine? You are a zero in history. If you were educated you would know that Nizam did not flee. I am proud of being an Indian, but this is not what Yogi is saying, these are the words of Modi Ji. India is my father's country and no one can throw me out of my country. What do you think I am? A small kid.. you are the CM why don't you talk like one.Till the time I am alive I will keep fighting Yogi, Amit Shah, PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi and Mr Naidu. I am a proud Indian Muslim".
Earlier on Monday, AIMIM leader Akbaruddin Owaisi reacted to the comment and stated that 'the country is not someone's father's property'.
"Who came here? Today one more person came here. What kind of attire does he wear? He is the master of drama. And with luck, he became the Chief Minister also. He says he will make Owaisi run away just like Nizams. Who are you? What is your stature? Like you, many came and went, but listen, not only Owaisi but the future generation of Owaisi family will also stay in this country and fight you and will make you run. Mallya , Choksi , Modi fled to London but Owaisi came back to India from London. This country is not someone's father's property. This is my country and will always be mine. I will not leave Hyderabad".
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