Asaduddin Owaisi condemns Delhi violence
AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi on Tuesday alleged that there was complete failure on the part of the BJP-led Central government in handling the situation in violence-hit Delhi.
Hyderabad: AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi on Tuesday alleged that there was complete failure on the part of the BJP-led Central government in handling the situation in violence-hit Delhi.
The Hyderabad MP also hit back at Minister of State for Home Kishan Reddy, who had accused him of trying to 'instigate' violence, saying he should first go to Delhi and take steps to end the violence there.
In a tweet later, Owaisi alleged that police were colluding with mobs and said Army should take over the violence-hit areas. "He (Reddy) should first tell why violence happened.
Violence happened under his nose. Why you are in Hyderabad...go to Delhi and control." "How long will you eat sweets in my name. You have been made MoS Home and go to Delhi and control the situation. There is complete failure on part of the BJP government at Centre and they are responsible for this," he told reporters.
Without naming Kapil Mishra, Owaisi charged that the violence was a result of "incitement by a former MLA and BJP leader" and it cannot be termed as communal riot.
"Whatever violence happened in Delhi yesterday and is happening today also it is State-sponsored violence. I believe that this whole thing cannot be called a communal riot. It started because of an ex-MLA of BJP stood shoulder to shoulder with a DCP and openly gave an ultimatum," he alleged in his interaction with media persons.
"I am of the opinion and I firmly believe that the ex-MLA had tacit approval of his party. It has been done with planning. There are media reports that stones were brought and kept at certain places," Owaisi said without naming Mishra.
Referring to a video, Owaisi claimed "four persons were beaten by police and they were asked to recite Jana Gana Mana and Vande Mataram." Tagging Home Minister Amit Shah, the video, Owaisi also tweeted: "Your cops @AmitShah are taking away Indians dignity and humiliating them for no reason. Act now. These cops deserve the highest possible punishment under the law."