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Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

: Alleging that the and have not been able to reflect the country's diversity, Wednesday said that a non-Congress, non-government of regional parties should come to power after the next elections.

Saying that India's cannot be bipolar, he claimed that the country's diversity is not being reflected by the and the

"That's why I am of the opinion that this pluralism, diversity has to be reflected by regional parties coming together.

Definitely,I am of the opinion that this country deserves a non-Congress, non-BJP government," he said, speaking at a 'Meet the Press' organised by the

The and BJP have not been able to deliver on governance, federalism and every aspect of what they promised, he alleged.

"So, definitely after the result comes, I am of the opinion that the regional parties would play a very, very important role in who becomes the next of this great nation of ours," Owaisi said.

Attacking the Congress, he claimed that its would have to explain why his party supported the NDA government on the triple talaq issue.

"Their secularism is one of deception," he said.

Asked if he would go with post-elections in Telangana, he expressed confidence that the eight candidates fielded by his party in the Assembly polls would win and TRS regains power.

On and BJP criticising him for not fielding candidates across his own state of while putting up nominees in other states, he said MIM did not contest in

"We will decide our party policy, irrespective of what the other politcal party is saying. So, for Telangana, our strategy is that we want to contest eight seats and that is our political strategy," he said.

Asked about Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray's claim that the planned to stage riots on Ram temple issue with the help of AIMIM, he said the MNS took his name for political reasons.

"Your (MNS) graph is falling down. They feel that Owaisi is a tablet or by taking Owaisi's name, they will get warmth in their body... Take it. No problem," he said.

"But I would like to ask him why you are attacking people from and You say that we riots...Your party attacks people from UP, Why are you doing it. First do soul-searching.Maybe you have to take Owaisi's name to remain alive. Keep taking....," he said.

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First Published: Wed, December 05 2018. 21:35 IST