Mumbai: All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Saturday hit out at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), saying they are "only after the Mughals".
Addressing a rally in Maharashtra's Bhiwandi, Asaduddin Owaisi said, "India is neither mine, nor Thackeray's, nor Modi-Shah's.''
''If India belongs to anyone, it belongs to Dravidians and Adivasis, but BJP-RSS are only after Mughals. India was formed after the migration of people from Africa, Iran, Central Asia, and East Asia,'' he added.
Owaisi slammed Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) president Sharad Pawar and questioned him as to why he did not meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the arrest of Nawab Malik, as he did for Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut.
Taking a jibe at NCP, Shiv Sena and BJP collectively during a rally, Owaisi said, "BJP, NCP, Congress, SP are secular parties. They feel that they should not go to jail but if a member of a Muslim party goes, it is okay.''
He further said that the NCP chief Sharad Pawar goes to meet PM Modi and urges him not to take any action against Sanjay Raut. I want to ask NCP workers why Pawar didn't do this for Nawab Malik.
"Is Nawab Malik less than Sanjay Raut? I want to ask Sharad Pawar why didn't you speak for Nawab Malik? Is it because he is a Muslim? Are Sanjay and Nawab not equal?" he added.