After a comprehensive interview with Republic TV of Asaduddin Owaisi where he spoke about everything from the 'beef biryani' comment to Amit Shah and 'Janeudhari Rahul', AIMIM's chief has yet again lashed out at Congress and BJP at a public address.
Last week, the Telangana manifesto of Congress attempting to appease the minority Muslim votes came to surface. In Owaisi's address, he lashed out at the party expressing how Muslims have never benefitted from Congress.
"What did we get voting for your grandmother, your grandfather, and your father?" Owaisi said.
In an exclusive interview, Owaisi spoke about the need for Muslim quota after a 16% reservation bill was passed for Marathas, in the public address, he addressed the issue, saying, "See what Marathas have done. They gave them a warning and they had to be given reservation."
While speaking to Republic TV he said, “My argument is reservation should be given on social, educational backwardness. The Bombay High Court accepted the social and educational backwardness of Muslims, they said to give it to them in education. Now despite that the BJP talks about ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’ have given it to Marathas, then why not the Muslims? Not the Muslims but the caste among the Muslims whose backwardness is proven with empirical evidence, why don’t you want to empower this community?”
He emphasized on political parties like Congress, NCP, Shiv Sena supporting the Maratha quota, but not Muslims, “We want to be empowered, we want to progress so India becomes a very strong nation. But BJP wants to give it to Marathas, Congress has agreed to it, so have NCP and Shiv Sena but what about Muslims? I’m not saying give it on the basis of religion but on the basis of empirical evidence of social and educational backwardness which is proven by the Bombay High Court,” he added.
He further accused the Centre and Congress governments of bias and discrimination, he said, “BJP wants to give it to Patels, Jats, Gujjars. This is blatant discrimination. I am not asking to give it to me on the basis of religion but with Article 15 and 16 on the basis of my backwardness.