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Owaisi hits 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.

"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, then 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 said.

He 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," Owaisi 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...," he added.

The chief also asserted that no one was running away.

"You talk about chasing away an MP.... Listen chief minister, 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.

"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 (chief N Chandrababu Naidu)...Allah will defeat Rahul (chief Rahul Gandhi) and Allah will ensure the Majlis's victory," Owaisi added.

Addressing an election rally at Tandur town of district, Adityanath had hit out at the AIMIM, saying, "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."

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. 15:45 IST