The state government and the chief minister owe an explanation to people on why the government has failed to initiate action against MIM legislator Akbaruddin Owaisi for his hate speech targeted at a particular community and intended to incite communal tension, the BJP has said.
Speaking with reporters here on Thursday, party MP M Venkaiah Naidu said that while the hate speech of the MIM MLA endangered communal harmony, the silence of the government and other parties was also worrisome. ‘’Why is the chief minister silent? Is he trying to have MIM back in alliance?’’
The BJP leader said that it was not the first time that the MIM acted in the manner it did and the government and the police ignored it. There were several instances such as the attack on junior doctors, attack on the police commissionerate, attack on Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen and the insult and open challenge to the DGP. But there was no action. ‘’Enforcement of law can not be selective. It should be the same to all. The government’s inaction has proven that there is no governance in the state. Has the situation in the country come to such a pass that one has to knock the doors of court even for routine administrative action?’’ he asked.
Observing that Akbaruddin had shown disrespect to the Constitution and the judiciary by questioning the conviction of Pakistani terrorist Kasab, Naidu warned that such hate speeches and attitude would also harm the interests of minorities. ‘’We will take up the issue at the national level,’’ he declared.