The President of All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen (AIMIM), Asaduddin Owaisi attacked the BJP over jobs and the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA). He also called the Ruling party in the Centre a "successful drama company". Ahead of the Maharashtra Assembly elections that are to be held in less than a week, parties like Congress, BJP, Shiv Sena and NCP are in the fray for the polls. The results of the elections will be declared on October 24.
"When we asked the BJP how many jobs you gave, Maharashtra Chief Minister (Devendra Fadnavis) said we will give one crore jobs if we form the government. Kya aakhri paanch saalo se mehendi laagake baithe the kya? (Had you applied henna on your hands in the last five years?) Who stopped you from giving jobs? You were supposed to give, but you didn't. Modi had said that 'make me a 'chowkidar' (watchman), I will give two crore jobs every year.' But even 15 lakh jobs were not created. You tell me, whom do we trust."
Proceeding with his tirade against the BJP, Owaisi declared that BJP is "successful" as the Congress has "weakened" and it did not have a "fighting spirit" anymore. He said, "This drama company (BJP) is successful because Congress has weakened. It is on the verge of being finished. It does not have a fighting spirit anymore. Where was it when the law (Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act) by Indira Gandhi was made dirtier and stricter by the Modi government?"
Owaisi said an individual's life will be "obliterated" as he will be pronounced a terrorist. He also blamed the Congress for supporting the BJP in such matters. "In the name of terrorism, a list will be brought out now. Someone's name will be written on it and he will be declared a terrorist. His life will be destroyed, and he will not be able to approach the Court. The Court will declare him a terrorist. Such a law has been brought and Congress supported them," he added.