AIMIM chief Owaisi slams Modi over Wardha speech

Hyderabad: “@PMOINDIA are you willing to walk back from your speech in Wardha? Or is that youll ask MURLI to contest in Maharashtra Assembly elections,” Asaduddin  Owaisi tweeted referring to media reports that claimed M D Murli, a right wing activist, was the mastermind behind the killings of rationalist Narendra Dabholkar, social activist Govind Pansare and others.

The AIMIM president asked whether the Prime Minister Narendra Modi would re-track from his recent speech at Wardha.

According to media reports, the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) had charged M D Murli of killing several people.

Asked about the Election Commission giving a clean chit to Modi on the Wardha speech, Owaisi had said on 1 May that he was concerned more about what Modi talked about terrorism.

Launching his broadside against the Congress on 1 May, Modi accused the Opposition party of branding peace-loving Hindus as terrorists and insulting those who follow the religion.

“That one religion cannot indulge in terrorism. He was basically hinting that only this religion never indulged in it and other religions indulged. That should have been taken note of,” Owaisi stated. He alleged that Modi’s remark was a deliberate attempt to create polarisation.

NT Bureau