By TwoCircles.net Staff Reporter,
Hyderabad: What was supposed to be a thanks-giving meeting of the All India Majlis-e-Itehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) at the party headquarter Daraul Salaam turned out to be an immense show of support where “unity among Muslims of Hyderabad” were flaunted and praised at a time when their fellow community members in other numerical powerful states fell apart and decimated into void.
MIM president Asaduddin Owaisi scored hat-trick from Hyderabad parliament, the seat MIM is winning unstoppable since 1984. MIM also retained its seven assembly seats with huge margins and finished second on three seats while scoring good performance on many other seats, its non-Muslim candidates from Muslim dominated seats also made a mark. Just a week back, MIM also won 101 municipal wards across Telangana and Rayalseema thus strengthening party base in rural areas.
In its thanks giving meeting MIM paraded all its elected representatives including some who lost but did well in elections, trying to project community’s might, continuously reminding the crowd that it was the result of their unity.
Party star speaker Akbaruddin Owaisi thanked Hyderabad Muslims for their support claiming no wave can crack into unity of Muslims here. “Every wave from Janta party, to Indira Gandhi to now this communal Modi they all get devastated after reaching Musi river of Hyderabad. When Muslims across India have to bear the brunt it was the unity of Andhra Pradesh Muslims which defeated Modi wave,” he said.
Systematically projecting his speech for national audience Mr. Akbaruddin Owaisi asked how 25 crore Indian Muslims could not made their presence felt in this elections. He said UP Muslims have to blame themselves for dismal performance in elections where they have been reduced to zero.
MIM leader posed stream of questions as if directly addressing to Muslims of UP, he asked why even after being nearly 20% and more than 3 crore they failed to send a single Muslim to parliament. Akbaruddin Owaisi giving his assessment said lack of unity and division of Muslim votes have indirectly helped BJP to make a sweep in Uttar Pradesh which ultimately became a booster for BJP and indirectly helped Modi to become Prime Minister.
MIM president Mr. Asaduddin Owaisi takes up from where is brother had left; he said there are nearly 20 seats in UP where Muslims should have won. Taking names of each seat after another like Moradabad, Bijnor, Sambal, Sharanpur, Muzaffarnagar, Meerut, he said, “In all 20 Muslim dominated seats BJP won because Muslim votes were divided and traditional SP and BSP voters didn’t voted for Muslim candidates and shifted towards BJP.”
He indirectly claimed that India has moved towards majoritarian democracy where Muslim candidates didn’t get other community votes, stark example of it he said is BJP’s Muslim face Shahnawaz Hussain.
Asaduddin Owaisi claimed that even SP workers didn’t vote for their own Muslim candidates while Muslims even after Muzzafarnagar riots supported Mulayam Singh Yadav and his family the only reason they won was Muslim votes he claimed, but when it came to voting for Muslims no OBC voted.
“Where is secularism in Uttar Pradesh, 19% are Muslims but not a single candidate won. In the 15th Lok Sabha there were 15 Muslims from UP including two of our sisters but all lost,” he said.
Akbaruddin Owaisi adressing under secuirty cover.
He questioned that if Imran Masood was wrong in his speech about chopping Modi into pieces then what about Giriraj Singh who said Muslims should go to Pakistan, “How can he (Giriraj) win from Nawada (in Bihar). How is it justice?”
Mr. Owaisi asking Muslims of UP to reflect over the situation said, “In state where we are less than 10% BJP was routed and the states where we are above 20% BJP acquired the whole ground. Ponder over it,” he said.
In his emotional speech MIM chief questioned the UP Muslims, “Modi has united his breed, Muslims of Uttar Pradesh why didn’t you get united. Couldn’t have you send a single Muslim to parliament. What happened, in your land? Babri Masjid was demolished and you can’t win on a single seat. You couldn’t project unity not even on a single seat.”
He then added, “Time has come to create unity in our stands, regional parties and even Congress could not stop BJP. It’s our turn to take the leadership of our community in our hands to fight against fascists.”
Trying to generate a sense of optimism among the listeners Mr. Asaduddin said, “People are thinking what will happen to us, when Modi have won with such a big majority. I am telling this to all self-esteem Muslims of India that there is no need to fear. Remember we are Muslims, Muslims and fear cannot stand on same place. Either it will be Muslims or the reign of fear, I am sure the last standing will be us.”
Soliciting Muslims to be ready to fight with Narendra Modi in democratic spirit Hyderabad MP said, “You can do match fixing with anyone in parliament but I know only one battle. I will tell him looking into his eyes that you are the killer of Gujarati Muslims you are the killer of Ehsan Jaffari.” Then in midst of wild cheers and sloganeering he added, “280 is nothing my brothers, nothing will happen. Do watch on TV, it is going to be an entertaining fight in parliament; pray to Allah for giving power to my voice, I will fight against these oppressors in parliament.”
Both Owaisi brothers made the most about news on busting of a gang who were allegedly conspiring to assassinate Akbaruddin Owaisi. MIM president said till any single person of “Khandan-e-Owaisi” survives it will continue to work for the ‘Jamat’ (MIM), Akbaruddin Owaisi pointing to his son Nooruddin indicated that someone is sitting ready to take over if anything happens to him.
In the context of recent communal riots at Kishanbagh he promised to build pressure on new Government of Telangana to make it first state in whole country to pass Communal violence prevention law where a police officer will be held accountable for any communal violent incident under their jurisdiction.
Acknowledging that due to opponents they were made to concentrate their campaign on their sitting seats IM president said his party will do self-introspection on their past mistakes and short comings to perform better on all indicators of development and in representing the cause of minorities and other oppressed sections. MIM chief also said that he is hopeful to get double digit assembly seats in next elections.
Making clear his expansion plans Asaduddin Owaisi said MIM’s first stop will be Aurangabad in Maharashtra and Azamgarh in Uttar Pradesh. Ending his arousing speech MIM chief credited Hyderabad as land of resistance, “I don’t have words to thank people of Hyderabad, where whole India has helped the pharaoh of our times to raise you have supported the victory of the right over might.”