Owaisi Cites 'Empirical Data', Says Upper-caste Hindus Hold 41% Of Total Wealth In India

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AIMIM President Asaduddin Owaisi cited 'empirical data' which revealed that the upper-caste Hindus hold about 41% of entire wealth in the country

Written By Manjiri Chitre | Mumbai | Updated On:

AIMIM President Asaduddin Owaisi on Thursday, January 9, cited 'empirical data' which revealed that the upper-caste Hindus hold about 41% of the entire wealth in the country, which is almost double their population of  22.28%. On the other hand, Owaisi stated that according to the data, Muslims own only 8% of the country's total assets, while their share of households stands at nearly 12%. However, he did not mention the source of the data. 

Speaking at an event, the AIMIM President said, "There is empirical data which states that Hindu upper-caste holds 41% of total wealth in the country, which is almost double their population of 22.28%. The next biggest slice of wealth pie is with Hindu OBC which holds 31%, less than their population of 35.66%." Comparing the data, he asked, "Where does money lie?"

'Easy to run a political party, difficult to fight election'

Speaking about the hardships to fight the elections, Owaisi stated that "It is easy to run a political party but very difficult to fight an election." He further added that "It is especially more difficult for those parties that represent the marginalized communities."

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Owaisi's stand on CAA

The AIMIM President has been objecting to the implementation of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in the country. Earlier, while the Citizenship Bill was being presented in the Parliament, Owaisi, in a shocking move, tore the bill. 

Ripping the bill, he had said, "If you read history, Gandhiji had torn the register. In front of my eyes, I saw this disturbance. The government is using its power to bring such legislation. As long as I am alive, I won't support this. Why there is so much hatred of Muslims?" 

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Owaisi questions PM Modi & Amit Shah

Previously, Owaisi had lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah over their comments on the NRC. Quoting the PM's comments that there was no nation-wide NRC, he had pinned the video of the Home Minister from the Lok Sabha claiming that there was 'no need for a foundation for NRC as it was mentioned in the BJP's manifesto'. 

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