Owaisi Schools Yogi Adityanath on History, Says ‘No One Can Force me to Flee My Father’s Country’
Speaking at an election rally, UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had said that if the BJP comes to power in Telangana, Asaduddin Owaisi will flee “the way Nizam had to flee Hyderabad”.
Hyderabad: "India is my father's country. Nobody can force me flee." This was AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi’s response to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's comment that if BJP comes to power in the Telangana, Owaisi will have to flee.
"It is my religious belief that Prophet Adam when he descended on the Earth from Paradise, came to India. Thus India is my father's country and nobody can force me flee," the Hyderabad MP told an election rally of All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) on Sunday night.
Speaking at an election rally at Tandur earlier in the day, Adityanath had said that if the BJP comes to power in Telangana, Owaisi will flee “the way Nizam had to flee Hyderabad”.
Owaisi said the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister was ignorant of the history as Nizam did not flee Hyderabad.
"Nizam Mir Osman Ali Khan did not flee Hyderabad. He was made 'Raj Pramukh' and when there was war with China, he offered his gold to India," said Owaisi.
The MP said he would not be scared by such threats and propaganda. "This is only Yogi's speech but the language and mentality is of Prime Minister Narendra Modi," he said.
Owaisi said Adityanath should speak like a Chief Minister and uphold the dignity of the office he is holding.
He suggested that the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister should first take care of his constituency where 150 children die of encephalitis every year.
Meanwhile, Asaduddin Owaisi's younger brother Akbaruddin Owaisi has also reacted strongly to Adityanath's threat, saying nobody can force them flee.
"We are not the one who will flee. Our 1,000 generations will live here," the AIMIM leader said at a public meeting.
(With agency inputs)
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