The BJP’s Tejasvi Surya, campaigning for the approaching Hyderabad civic polls, at the moment attacked AIMIM chief and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi in a extremely controversial and divisive speech by which he known as him an avatar of Mohammad Ali Jinnah and mentioned each single vote for him was a vote in opposition to India.
Accusing each Asaduddin Owaisi and his brother Akbaruddin Owaisi of “playing divisive and communal politics”, Tejasvi Surya, a BJP MP from Bengaluru, additionally accused the AIMIM leaders of “allowing only Rohingya Muslims, not development”, in Hyderabad.
“If you vote for Owaisi here, he becomes strong in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Maharashtra, Muslim localities in Karnataka…Who is Owaisi? Owaisi is Jinnah’s new avatar. We must defeat him. Every single vote you give BJP is a vote for Bharat, Hindutva, to make country stronger. A vote for Owaisi — and tell this to every single Indian — is a vote against India and everything that India stands for,” mentioned Mr Surya, just lately elevated because the BJP’s youth wing president. His feedback mirrored the BJP’s pique over Mr Owaisi’s AIMIM performing properly within the current Bihar election.
“He (Asaduddin Owaisi) speaks the language of rabid Islamism, separatism and extremism which Jinnah also spoke. Every Indian should stand against divisive and communal politics of the Owaisi brothers. We will not let this Islamisation happen, this is our resolve.”
Continuing on his communally-loaded theme, he mentioned: “I want to tell Akbaruddin and Asaduddin Owaisi, this is not the time of Nizams. This is the time of Hindu Hruday Samrat Narendra Modi. You will be nothing here.”
The firebrand BJP MP known as the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation polls, to be held on December 1, the BJP’s gateway to the south.
“Change Hyderabad today, change Telangana tomorrow, change South India day after tomorrow. The whole nation is watching Hyderabad,” he mentioned.
The civic polls in Hyderabad have change into a excessive profile contest with the BJP elevating the stakes after profitable a byelection within the Dubbaka meeting seat, a stronghold of Telangana’s ruling celebration TRS (Telangana Rashtra Samiti).
Sensing a chance to consolidate its base in Telangana forward of meeting polls due in three years and Lok Sabha elections in 4 – with a weakened Congress and a virtually non-existent Telugu Desam Party (TDP) — the BJP has determined to go all out on this civic election.
Tejasvi Surya additionally mocked Chief Minister Ok Chandrasekhara Rao for promising to make Hyderabad an Istanbul, saying he had an understanding with the AIMIM as he needed to make the town a “Hyderabad of Pakistan”. He went on to level out that Istanbul was the “capital” of Turkey, “a 100 per cent Muslim country”.
Besides Mr Surya, the BJP has drafted a number of nationwide leaders to marketing campaign in Hyderabad, forcing the state’s ruling celebration to reply.
Mr Rao, aka KCR, launched his celebration’s manifesto for the civic polls at the moment and introduced concessions in water and energy payments. He additionally urged folks to decide on between peace and communal disturbances, with out referring to the BJP.
“Do you want a peaceful Hyderabad or do you want a Hyderabad where there is curfew, communal disturbances? You have to make that choice,” the Chief Minister said.
Reacting to Mr Surya’s comments, KCR’s daughter K Kavitha, a lawmaker, said: “This so-called younger chief desires to alter Hyderabad, change Telangana and South India. I wish to inform him, boss, open your eyes, Hyderabad has already modified. Amazon, Google have come to Hyderabad. Within 6 years, 24 hours high quality energy has come to Hyderabad, we now have created an exquisite community of street and infrastructure to beat some other metro. Hyderabad has arrived and it’s Hyderabad’s time to rule the roost on this nation.”
The BJP’s aggressive marketing campaign comes at a time KCR has been speaking about bringing collectively non-BJP, non-Congress events forward of the 2024 nationwide election.