HYDERABAD: Firing a fresh salvo at the BJP government at the Centre, All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi has said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led ruling party will be badly defeated in the assembly elections in Telangana as the ''Allah is with them''.
The AIMIM made these remarks while addressing an election rally in Maqta, Khairatabad in the poll-bound Telangana on Saturday.
During his speech, Owaisi also claimed that the state of Telangana is the safest place for Muslims in India.
''Telangana has become an island of peace for minorities, non-believers, Dalits and other oppressed groups. We need to ensure that this atmosphere of peace is not temporary any more,'' the AIMIM chief said in his speech.
The AIMIM leader later claimed that the BJP, TRS and Congress can't defeat his party AIMIM even if they all come together in the assembly polls here.
Urging the youths to have faith in Allah and believe in their abilities, the AIMIM leader said, ''the Allah will defeat Narendra Modi, Allah will defeat Rahul Gandhi and others as he is with us.''
During his speech, Owaisi also hit out at the newly-announced Congress-Telegu Desam Party (TDP) alliance in Telangana.
On a previous occasion too, the AIMIM chief had attacked the Congress-TDP alliance.
“This is not 'Mahakutumbi' (the alliance of Congress-TDP and others), this is 2018’s East India Company,” Owaisi had said.
He said this while addressing a public meeting at Milad Gound Jalal Bagh Sangareddy constituency in Medak district last week.
''I’ll tell you why Telangana was formed. Now, will decisions regarding Telangana be made by Naidu who sits in Vijayawada? Or by Nagpur-based RSS? By Congress in Delhi?” the Hyderabad lawmaker said.
N Chandrababu Naidu-led TDP had recently joined hands with Congress for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections 2019.
The Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister has also been in talks with leaders of the non-BJP parties to put up a united fight against the Modi-Amit Shah-led Bharatiya Janata Party.
Hitting out at Naidu, Owaisi also accused the TDP of supporting the 2002 Gujarat riots.
The AIMIM leader alleged that there were several communal riots in AP during Naidu's tenure as CM.
It may be recalled that the BJP has fielded Syed Shahezadi, a young Muslim woman, as its candidate from Chandrayangutta constituency in Hyderabad, to take on Owaisi's brother and AIMIM leader Akbaruddin Owaisi in the December 7 state assembly election.
A novice in electoral politics, Shahezadi, who was a leader of ABVP – the student wing of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh - hails from Adilabad in Telangana.