AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Friday reacted to BJP candidate from Sultanpur, Uttar Pradesh Maneka Gandhi's speech. Gandhi had told Muslim voters that she won't help them if she doesn't get their support during her speech.
"I am winning for sure but if I win without the support of Muslims then I would feel really bad and when Muslims come to me for work then I feel there is no point of helping them as after all giving employment is a give-and-take and it is not that we are like Mahatma Gandhi as we continue to help them but don't win in the elections. Spread this message everywhere," she said.
Owaisi tweeted saying that Gandhi should understand that a "vote is not a feudal 'salami'" and that an MP cannot refuse to not work for those in their constituency based on their religion or whom they voted for.
"I say Muslims should get a FAIR DEAL in this country, that they should be treated as human beings & I am called ‘Bhadkhau Bhaijaan’. Maneka Gandhi please understand that a vote is not feudal ‘salami’. An MP cannot refuse a constituent on their faith or who they voted for."
Election Commission has issued a show-cause notice to Maneka Gandhi over her polarising speech.
The story comes a day after the Election Commission issued a show-cause notice to Mayawati and Yogi Adityanath who also made statements mentioning religion of the voters in their campaign speeches.