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Imran Khan has no right to interfere in India's electoral process: Owaisi

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Condemning the statement of Prime Minister, Imran Khan, that he sees a better chance of peace talks with if BJP wins the general elections, said we have free and fair elections unlike in where the electoral process is controlled by their and intelligence agency,

"I condemn the statement of He has no right to interfere in the electoral process of a great country like He comes from a country where the electoral process is controlled by their and We have free and fair elections. It is completely wrong on part of to say that he wants as of so that issue can be solved. I would like to remind him that is not anybody's private property," Owaisi told reporters after casting his vote here.

The All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen (AIMIM) leader alleged that Modi has tried to portray himself as a victim of Opposition parties and

"is an integral part of India. Kashmir is our heart. It is correct that there is a lot to do in Kashmir, in which Modi has failed. But the has tried to portray himself as a victim of Opposition parties and Pakistan, and that they do not want to see him as Prime Minister," he said.

"But now is himself saying that the Pakistan establishment, that is ISI, wants Modi as Prime Minister. I request the proud people of India to ensure that we do not allow Imran Khan's wish to get fulfilled. People will come out and decide who should lead our great nation," Owaisi added.

Earlier, Imran Khan had reportedly said that "there might be a better chance of peace talks with India if Prime Minister wins the upcoming elections".

Speaking on Election Commission's notice to K Chandrashekhar Rao, Owaisi said: "I am very surprised that PM did not get a notice for his speech in Vardha where he equated terrorism with one religion. He should have got notice. As far as is concerned, I am sure he will give a satisfactory response to the "

When asked whether he sees a 'Modi wave' in these elections, Owaisi said: "In 2014, there was a Modi wave, I accept that. But it is not there now. This election is an open election and we hope that people will fight elections on main issues and not on issues that Modi has been bringing up."

The three-time Lok Sabha MP, Owaisi, is seeking re-election from the Hyderabad Lok Sabha seat.

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First Published: Thu, April 11 2019. 11:41 IST
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