Hyderabad: All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday hit back at Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath after he said that the former will have to flee from Telangana if Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) comes to power.
Launching an attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Owaisi said that criticizing him is a constitutional right as he has been democratically elected.
He said, "A BJP CM said he’ll make us flee, should we not say anything to the PM? Has the PM proclaimed himself as a god? He’s a democratically elected leader and criticizing him is a constitutional right."
Earlier in the day, the AIMIM chief questioned Adityanath's role as the CM of a state, Owaisi accused Adityanath of ignoring his state.
The sharp rebuttal came a day after Adityanath said that Owaisi will have to flee Hyderabad 'much like the Nizam had.'
Addressing a public rally on Sunday in Vikarabad's Tandur in Telangana, Adityanath had said, "If BJP comes to power I assure you Owaisi will have to flee from Telangana the same way Nizam was forced to flee from Hyderabad."
Telangana goes to vote on December 7 and the political battle between various competing parties has only intensified in recent days. The results would be declared on December 11.