New Delhi: AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi in a candid discussion with senior journalists in ABP New's television programme “Press Conference” laid bare his thoughts about politics, his political detractors, communalism and nationalism.
He said one party is running a “'communal' shop while another one is running a 'secular' shop, but the days of blind faith is over!”
For 70 years, they trusted them but what they got? He asked.
"Muslims trusted them as messiah but they only got Iftar invites," Owaisi added.
He also said that he is being targeted by political parties because he wants to reveal the truth about the condition of Muslims in the country.
Referring to Muslims in Uttar Pradesh, he said that they have been living in misery due to the apathy of the state government. Citing the ratio of literates within the community, he said that a two percent increase in literacy rate is hardly any achievement.
He said that it's high time Muslims in the country should know how various political parties exploiting them and using them only for votes.
Asked about the situation in Jammu and Kashmir in the aftermath of the killing of terrorist Burwhan Wani, he said the ensuing incidents prove that the people of the state feel alienated and hence it is the responsibility of the state government to heal their physical and mental wounds.
"6,000 people participated in the funeral of a CM but lakhs of people at the funeral of a terrorist - why are we seeing such a situation," he asked.