30 November, 2020

‘There Is Yearning And Churning Among Muslims’

Organising iftaar parties, felicitating maulanas and attending Muslim functions do not make political parties secular, says Asaduddin Owaisi

Photograph by P.V. Sivakumar
‘There Is Yearning And Churning Among Muslims’
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2020-11-28T09:29:55+05:30

There is nothing circumspect about the politics of Asaduddin Owaisi, 51, who is in the spotlight after winning five seats in the recent Bihar assembly elections. The media-savvy, four-time MP from Hyderabad tells Bhavna Vij-Aurora that organising iftaar parties, felicitating maulanas and attending Muslim functions do not make political parties secular.  

Your party’s performance in Bihar came as a surprise…

Nobody seems to be happy. From Taslima Nasreen to Arvind Kejriwal, everyone is cursing me.

How do you explain your party’s performance?

What is happening is the result of yearning and churning among the Muslim community. They are seeking representation on the country’s political platform. This has not happened overnight. It is the result of injustice done by all political parties, including the Congress and the BJP. This was bound to happen. If you push someone down to  the bottom, then the only place they can go is...

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