Telangana Congress leader V Hanumanth Rao came down heavily on the MIM party president Asaduddin Owaisi for his remarks on Priyanka Gandhi’s tweet favouring the temple of Lord Sri Ram in Ayodhya.
In a statement issued here today, Hanumanth Rao alleged that MIM president unable to tolerate the Shilanyas programme at Ayodhya is now craving for Hindu-Muslim disunity to gain political mileage out of it. He questioned him for criticising Priyanka Gandhi’s tweet saying that Congress party is supporting the extremist ideology of Hindutva and has been hallow talk of brotherhood over the years.
Priyanka Gandhi doesn’t need Asaduddin’s advise. Congress party has always been for national integrity, brotherhood and would continue in future. There is no need for Asaduddin to doubt about the integrity of the Congress party. He has no moral right to criticise either Congress party or our leader Priyanka Gandhi”, he clarified.
It seems Asaduddin is in the fear of losing his leadership base which is based on the religious disharmony. “Hence, he is trying to create division among Hindus-Muslims”, he alleged further pointing out that Owaisi should not forget that Babri Masjid Committee member Iqbal Qureshi declared he would attend to the Shilanyas programme saying that ‘Ram Bhulaya Mai Jaavunga’. In fact, Qureshi and his father Hashim Qureshi fought for the cause of Babri Masjid throughout his life. “Asad should learn to imbibe the brotherhood qualities of Qureshi “, he exhorted.
The veteran Congress leader Asaduddin Owaisi not to rake up the old wounds as the issue of Babri Masjid is now over following the Supreme Court verdict on the issue. Congress party will also equally support the construction of the masjid in Ayodhya as our party’s policy is Hindu Muslim Bhai Bhai. “Any attempt to tarnish either Cong party or our leaders will not be tolerated”, he warned.