‘Country needs focus on ‘paisa wapsi’ not ‘ghar wapsi’: Owaisi

By A Mirsab, TwoCircles.net,

Aurangabad (Maharashtra): Hitting out at the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s promises of bringing black money ahead of the April-May 2014 Lok Sabha polls, AIMIM MP Asaduddin Owaisi has said the country needs ‘Paisa Wapsi’ rather than the ‘Ghar Wapsi’, the alleged disguise of religious conversion by Hindutva outfits.

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Asaduddin Owaisi (TCN file photo)

At a time when Hindutva outfits in the country are spending much of their energy on the religious conversion under the disguise of ‘Ghar Wapsi’, Owaisi, the All India Majlis Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) MP on Saturday said, “The country needs to focus much on ‘Paisa Wapsi’ – black money stashed in foreign banks. The country needs more focus on it as Prime Minister Narendra Modi had assured during Parliamentary election campaign.”

“To get back on the growth track, the country will need USD 100 billion in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). If the PM fails to keep a check on things such as ‘ghar wapsi’, the FDI will take a direct hit and cause hindrance in country’s growth,” he said.

Couples of weeks before the opposition parties in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha were demanding a statement from Modi on the issue of religious conversion and were also staging protest, Owaisi too had strongly condemned the Central government’s silence on the much debated issue.

During the Lok Sabha debate, Owaisi had said, “During campaigning when one of the TV channels asked him (Modi) a question about his religion, he had said ‘Country First’. On a question about religious book, he had said ‘Constitution of India’. Then why has he changed his stand after becoming PM.”

“Why is he silent on this grave issue”, the AIMIM leader questioned.


Conversion: Politics of Religion