KATIHAR: AIMIM President Asaduddin Owaisi slams Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu for his earlier statement. Earlier, Navjot Singh Sidhu has warned the Muslim community that efforts were on to divide their votes in Bihar. Alleging that Asaduddin Owaisi's party AIMIM was fielded to split Muslim votes, he appealed to the community to remain united to defeat Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the national election.
"I will like to warn you Muslim brothers, they are dividing you by bringing people like Owaisi. They are raising a new party here, they want to divide and win," Mr. Sidhu said in an election rally in Katihar."If you people remain united, you have 65 percent population here, here minority is the majority, then everything will be overturned, it could lead to Modi's loss," he added.
While reacting on his statement, Mr. Owaisi invoked Mr. Sidhu's long association with the BJP. "Who are you trying to unite when you were in BJP for so long? The party is indeed new for him, but Seemanchal's backwardness is old. We will get rid of it," he said. Mr. Owaisi attacked the Congress, alleging it was resorting to creating a fear psychosis in Muslims.
"Congress is still campaigning on an old program of "Fear of BJP". The fear has gone, now justice is needed. Their leadership is so spineless that they couldn't get Sidhu to pause for Azaan (a call for prayer), what could be expected of them?" he added.