Asaduddin Owaisi criticises Sushma Swaraj for linking him to Hyderabad blasts
New Delhi: Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) chief and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi has strongly condemned BJP leader Sushma Swaraj for linking him and his brother MLA Akbaruddin Owaisi to the Disukhnagar serial blasts case. in her speech in Parliament on Friday, Leader of Opposition Swaraj had linked Owaisi brothers with the twin blasts which claimed 16 lives.
During her speech in Parliament, Swaraj had wondered if the twin blasts had to do with provocative speeches by Asaduddin Owaisi or his brother Akbaruddin Owaisi. "Do these blasts have a connection with the provocative speeches made by an honourable member of this house?" she asked, initiating an impromptu discussion.
Reacting to Swaraj’s remarks, the Hyderabad MP said the remarks were "unfortunate" and "irresponsible".
"Swaraj can hate me, but she should have waited for the investigations to conclude before politically exploiting the issue. Most of those killed were from my constituency. Five of them were Muslims. Terror does not discriminate between religion," Hindustan Times has quoted Owaisi as saying.
Slamming Swaraj, Owaisi said, "One doesn't accept such irresponsible statements from the Leader of the Opposition and one of the contenders for the PM's post at a time when the last rites of the martyrs have not yet been performed."
He described the bombings as an "attack on the nation". He further said despite differences with the Congress government, his party was "extending all cooperation" to maintain calm and peace.
Swaraj had wondered if the twin blasts had to do with provocative speeches by Asaduddin Owaisi or his brother Akbaruddin Owaisi.