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MP BJP Minority Cell Chief Blasts Owaisi

Sheikh said Owaisi had made similar controversial statements during the Bihar Assembly elections too, but the people of that state showed him his place.

Published: 19th March 2016 08:45 PM  |   Last Updated: 19th March 2016 08:45 PM   |  A+A-

Senior Owaisi
By PTI

BHOPAL: Terming as "objectionable" and "ridiculous" the statement of AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi that he will not say 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai', chairman of Madhya Pradesh BJP minority cell Hidyatullah Sheikh today demanded a probe into his "compulsion" behind making the controversial remarks.

"Owaisi's comments are highly objectionable and ridiculous. Saying 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai' is not only our commitment, but also our birthright," Sheikh said in a statement here.

He demanded a probe against the AIMIM leader to find out the "compulsion" behind making the controversial statement.

Sheikh said Owaisi had made similar controversial statements during the Bihar Assembly elections too, but the people of that state showed him his place.

"If Owaisi thinks that minorities will support him on such issues, I think he will be disappointed," Sheikh said, adding that lyricist and poet Javed Akthar had already shown Owaisi a mirror on the issue.

While soldiers were facing enemies on borders, leaders like Owaisi wanted to remain in the limelight by making unreasonable statements and not concerned about the fact it gives a wrong message to the community or a push to separatism, he said.

On March 13, Owaisi had said he will not chant 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai,' in the wake of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's suggestion that the youth need to be taught to chant the slogans hailing the mother India.



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