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Desperation showing on Modi's face: Owaisi

IANS  |  Hyderabad 

Predicting the defeat of the BJP in the ongoing elections, on Tuesday said desperation was showing on the faces of and other BJP leaders.

Owaisi told reporters that the (BJP) will not be able to form the government again as it will suffer defeat everywhere.

"Desperation is there to be seen on faces of the and other BJP leaders. The results will not be on their expected lines. They wrongly assumed that losses in UP would be compensated in and Odisha which is not going happen. Everywhere in they are going to lose seats," he said.

The Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) leader said the regional parties will play a key role in the formation of the next government at the Centre.

Owaisi, whose party is an ally of Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), said was moving in the right direction to form the Federal Front.

Owaisi said KCR needed to be congratulated for his political sagacity and vision.

"Till yesterday nobody knew Federal Front. Today they are recognizing it as an alternative. This will be good for country," he said referring to KCR's meetings with and

Owaisi claimed that the was giving a reply to those who were questioning his secular credentials.

"Wait till May 23. I can't answer hypothetical questions," said Owaisi when asked if he would extend support to a Congress-led coalition if the KCR does the same.

On the incidents of rape of women in and Uttar Pradesh, Owaisi accused Modi tsood exposed for his hypocrisy and duplicity. He wondered why Modi was silent on the rape in Hapur in

"The is so arrogant that he does not want to do some introspection when it comes to him. Why is the PM is not concerned about this woman in Hapur when he is so concerned about triple talaq and Muslim women," asked Owaisi and predicted that this arrogance will prove to be Modi's downfall.

Poking fun at Modi for his comments about air strikes in Pakistan, the suggested that Modi should replace 'chowkidar' in his name with 'Air Vice Marshal' as he was deciding where to bomb and how to bomb.

On Kamal Haasan's statement that independent India's first terrorist was a Hindu, Owaisi wondered what else the killer of will be called.



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First Published: Tue, May 14 2019. 15:36 IST