BJP Andhra Pradesh unit today demanded state government to initiate criminal
action against MIM legislator Akbaruddin Owaisi for allegedly making provocative
speeches and hurting sentiments of a particular community.
Owaisi, who represents Chandrayangutta Assembly constituency in the city through
his party Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM), allegedly used inflammatory and
derogatory words against a community while addressing public meetings in
Adilabad and Nizamabad districts recently, state party unit president G Kishan
Reddy told reporters here.
Strongly condemning the speeches of Owaisi which "intended to hurt religious
sentiments," Reddy asked why the state government did not take note of it when
Owaisi openly used "objectionable, abusive language and inflammatory words
against a particular community."
Demanding immediate action against Owaisi, Reddy said, "The party feels that
such speeches tantamount to threatening the very democratic fabric of the nation
and divide people."
The party would write a letter to Election Commission seeking de-recognition of
MIM for allegedly making an attempt to promote animosity among people of
different religions and trying to divide people, the state BJP chief said.
He said CDs containing Owaisi's "objectionable" speeches would be sent to the
state Governor, Chief Minister and Assembly speaker seeking action against him.
No. Mr Owaisi has every right to say whatever he wants in this citadel of secular democracy.