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‘Follows Hard Hindutva’: Owaisi Refuses to Support Kejriwal Against Centre’s Ordinance

All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Wednesday said he won’t support Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in his fight against a central ordinance as the AAP chief follows “hard Hindutva”.

Kejriwal is seeking support from opposition leaders against the Centre’s ordinance on the control of services in the national capital.

“Why did Kejriwal support BJP on Article 370? Why is he crying now? I’m not going to support Kejriwal, because not just soft Hindutva, he follows hard Hindutva,” Owaisi said.

When Article 370 was revoked on August 5, 2019, Arvind Kejriwal lent support to the BJP-led Centre’s decision. He had tweeted, “We support the govt on its decisions on J&K. We hope this will bring peace and development in the state.”

So far, Kejriwal has met Uddhav Thackeray, K Chandrashekar Rao, Tejashwi Yadav and Mamata Banerjee. He also met CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury. He is slated to meet Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin and Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren soon.

Meanwhile, Owaisi also hit out at PM Modi, saying he took the people of “only one religion” to the inauguration of the new Parliament building on May 28. “The PM took people of only one religion inside the New Parliament building (during inauguration). He should have taken people of all religions as he is the PM of 130 crore people of India and not only of Hindus,” Owaisi said.

Owaisi was referring to the Adheenam seers, who were invited to the ceremony. They handed over the symbolic Sengol to PM Modi, who then placed it in the Lok Sabha chamber of the new building. PM Modi also sought blessings from high priests of various Adheenams in Tamil Nadu with the holy sceptre in hand.

Owaisi said he would have attended the ceremony if Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla inaugurated the new Parliament building.

Notably, 20 opposition parties gave the ceremony a miss, saying PM Modi should not be the one inaugurating it.

Source : India Today