Hyderabad: MIM President Asaduddin Owaisi’s brother Akbaruddin Owaisi while addressing a public meeting in his constituency said he was proud to be an Indian and feel pride in being a Muslim.
He said, “I am brought on this soil. No one has the right to doubt on my loyalty to this country. I have the same rights in this country as Mr Narendra Modi and Mr Rahul Gandhi,” he was addressing a gathering at Riyasatnagar in Chandrayangutta constituency.
He further stated that “People in the ruling party never considered me as an Indian but based on my religious identity. This bias resulted in injustice to Muslims for the past 70 years. When we raise voice against the injustice, they blame us that we are doing politics of religion and hatred. We are being discriminated over religion.”
While attacking the PM Modi and the BJP he said their agenda was limited to Hindus, Hindutva and Hindu Rashtra, while in his and his party’s agenda was Hindustan, Hindustani and the prosperity and development of all Indians.
He added that “No other political party has hospitals, educational institutions and welfare organisations as Majlis has. These assets are not heritable.”