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AIMIM Chief Asaduddin Owaisi Shown Black Flags In Lucknow
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March 28 , 2016 , 20:20 IST
AIMIM party chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday attacked BJP and Samajwadi Party, terming them as "two sides of the same coin" and alleged while RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat has been given liberty to hold meetings here, a ban was "imposed" on him.
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Meanwhile, a group of people tried to show black flags to Owaisi at Chanda Palace. Owasi was coming out from a press conference where he stated that SP govt is afraid of him and that's whey they are denying him permission to hold a rally.
The Hyderabad MP said his party considered SP and BJP as its main rival in 2017 Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections.
"Our fight is against both SP and BJP. These parties are two sides of the same coin," he said.
On administration in the state capital "imposing" a ban on his rally, Owaisi said "RSS chief Bhagwat has got the freedom, but ban is being imposed on us because in reality, the SP government is afraid of us."
Owaisi was scheduled to visit Lucknow along with Faizabad, Azamgarh and Ambedkarnagar earlier this month.
He was also scheduled to address a rally in Lucknow but was refused permission by the administration citing law and order issues.
After that, Owaisi's entire Uttar Pradesh tour was cancelled.
The AIMIM chief alleged that SP and BJP were solely responsible for Muzaffarnagar riots but those responsible were given a "clean chit" in the inquiry report.
Owaisi, who faced criticism for his remarks on chanting of 'Bharat Mata ki Jai'," said he does not need a "certificate of patriotism" from anyone.
He said Muslims have made big sacrifices for the country and their patriotism could not be "questioned" just for the sake of a slogan.
The All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen president alleged that SP dispensation in Uttar Pradesh has failed on all fronts and accused it of "deliberately" keeping Muslims backward.
"Muslims are pushed back in the field of education. It promised 18 per cent reservation to Muslims, which has not been fulfilled. The government has made no provision for the welfare of Muslims in its budget. Does Akhilesh want to keep Muslims behind in the field of education?" he said.
Earlier, the AIMIM chief offered prayers at dargaah of Haji Waris Ali Shah here and visited Islamic seminary at Nadwa and met clerics. He also met prominent Shia cleric Kalbe Jawwad.
Earlier in March, state BJP leader Shyam Prakash Dwiwedi announced a reward of Rs 1 crore to whoever cuts Owaisi's tongue.
Dwiwedi had also dubbed Owaisi a "traitor" and said he has no right to stay in the country after the latter rejected RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's suggestions and said he would not chant 'Bharat Mata ki Jai' even if a knife was put to his throat.