Mayawati and Owaisi heat up pre poll narrative

Asaduddin Owaisi of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen (AIMIM) has kickstarted the campaign in Uttar Pradesh for the upcoming assembly elections in 2022. With his first visit in Ayodhya, the Hyderbabad MP has stated he’s looking forward to bring a leadership that represents the Muslims at the state. Meanwhile, he has also slammed BSP chief Mayawati for not doing anything for minorities when they form government. He asserted that “Muslims were gulamis” under SP and BSP. This comes at a time when Mayawati has constructed a pro-brahmin narrative by saying brahmins and Dalits should unite against the ruling BJP. She said BJP and SP makes tall claims but never does anything in the ground level.

Owaisi said he was ready to have talks with SP’s Akhilesh Yadav but cautioned that he’d rather ‘prefer to die’ than be treated like Muslims in Yadav’s party.

Owaisi reaffirmed that he will give preference to OBC to Dalits, other than Muslims for seats. Ahead of next year’s polls, former MP Atiq Ahmed and his wide have joined AIMIM in the presence of Asaduddin Owaisi, of which the BJP the reacted by stating it as ‘jehadi mentality’.

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