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Owaisi brothers hit back at Adityanath over 'Nizam' barb

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

Hitting back at Minister Yogi Adityanath's "Nizam" barb at him, has said is his father's country and no one is running away.

Addressing a poll rally here Sunday night, he also said Adityanath was speaking the language of and that of the and he was ignorant about history.

The Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) was reacting to Adityanath's comments at a rally in poll-bound Telangana that he would have to "run away" from Hyderabad, just like the Nizam, if the BJP came to power in the southern state.

"If the BJP forms the government in Telangana, I can tell you that Owaisi will have to run away, just like the Nizam was compelled to run away from

"The BJP will give security to all, but will not allow those who spread anarchy," Adityanath had said.

Hitting back at him, Asaduddin said, "Yogi says if the BJP comes to power in Telangana, Owaisi will be made to run away like the Nizam. The first thing, you (Adityanath) are zero in history. If you cannot read, ask the literate...

"Had you read (history), you would have known that the Nizam did not leave and Mir was made the 'Raj Pramukh', and when there was a war with China, the same Nizam had given his gold. You are saying the Nizam had run away...he did not run away."

The MP added that if Adityanath was willing, he could come with him to the Nizam's grave and offer flowers.

"But will you come? You may ask to change the name of the grave also," he said, mocking Adityanath's plans to rename places in

"Yogi, you are a minister...speak like a ..In your constituency, hundreds of children are dying every year due to encephalitis...There is no oxygen in the hospitals of Gorakhpur, you are not worried about that. You are coming here and talking about building walls of hatred...This is and his party's language...and Narendra Modi's mentality, Asaduddin added.

Adityanath is a five-time former MP from Gorakhpur in He is currently a member of the

The chief also asserted that no one was running away.

"You talk about chasing away an MP. It is my religious belief that when Prophet had descended on earth from paradise, he had come to Hindustan. This Hindustan is my father's country and no one can remove me from here.

"Hindustan mere abba ka mulk hai...Hindustan mere daddy ka mulk hai...Hindustan mere papa ka mulk hai...Hindustan mere pitaji ka mulk hai," he said.

"Will you drive me away?," Asaduddin asked.

"Uttar Pradesh chief minister, is this country yours? For speaking against the BJP and Modi and criticising their policies, for speaking against the RSS...and for speaking on Yogi, will you throw me away from the country?.

"We feel pride in calling ourselves Hindustanis, but you say you will make Owaisi run away," he said.

"Allah will defeat Modi...Allah will insult Naidu (and Telugu Desam Party chief N Chandrababu Naidu)...Allah will defeat Rahul (Rahul Gandhi) and Allah will ensure the Majlis's victory," Asaduddin added.

The chief's brother, Akbaruddin Owaisi, also criticised Adityanath over his remarks and said, "One more came...what kind of an attire does he wear...he became a chief minister by luck and he is saying like the Nizam, he will make Owaisi run away.

"Who are you? What is your status? Like you, 56 (a reference to Modi's 56-inch chest remark, made during the 2014 polls) came and went away. Leave Owaisi...Owaisi's 1,000 (future) generations will stay in this country and fight it out with you. We will drive you away. We are not among those who run away."

"Did I run away? (Vijay) Mallya, Lalit Modi and (Mehul) Choksi ran away to If I was to run away, I would not have returned here from

"Did I come back from or not?. Will I run away?...This country is not someone's father's property. This is my country and will always be mine and I will not leave Hyderabad," the MLA from Chandrayangutta said.

"If you have the courage, come to Hyderabad and we will show you how to run away," he added.

The 119-member will go to polls on December 7 and the results will be announced on December 11.

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First Published: Mon, December 03 2018. 22:45 IST