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Ambedkar ‘bigger leader’ than Mahatma Gandhi: Asaduddin Owaisi

On the Khadi calendars and diaries row, Owaisi said though PM Modi claims to be a follower of Mahatma Gandhi but when he got a chance he 'replaced' the Father of the Nation on the symbols.

By: PTI | Sambhal | Updated: January 16, 2017 3:56 pm
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Terming B R Ambedkar a “bigger leader” than Mahatma Gandhi, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi has said it was because of the secular and class-free Constitution given by the Dalit icon which has ensured justice in society. Owaisi’s remark came during an All-India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen (AIMIM) rally here yesterday as he continued his poll campaign in the politically crucial Uttar Pradesh.

“Ambedkar is a bigger leader than Mahatma Gandhi … had Ambedkar not given a secular and class-free Constitution, the level of injustice in the country would have been much more and RSS people would not have left any opportunity to spoil the situation,” Owaisi said.

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On the Khadi calendars and diaries row, Owaisi said though Prime Minister Narendra Modi claims to be a follower of Mahatma Gandhi but when he got a chance he ‘replaced’ the Father of the Nation on the symbols as he deemed it to be a fit time to hold the ‘charkha’.

The Hyderabad MP also hit out at the PM over the foreign policy, saying before getting elected to the post Modi had said he would give a “befitting” reply to Pakistan but such a response was still to come even after the martyrdom of 28 jawans following the surgical strike.

The AIMIM national president was also critical of the demonetisation move taken by the Centre on November 8 last year, which he said has “only troubled the poor”.

On internal fight in Samajwadi Party, the ruling party in UP, Owaisi said politics in the state has gone “wayward” with the son (chief minister Akhilesh Yadav) having no faith in the father (Mulayam Singh Yadav).

UP, which has 403 assembly constituencies (ACs), will go to polls in seven phases between February 11 and March 8. Sambhal district which has four ACs — Sambhal, Asmoli, Chandausi, Gunnaur — will go to polls on February 15 during the second phase. Results of the election will be out on March 11.

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  1. A
    Jan 16, 2017 at 11:05 am
    AND....lt;br/gt; Owaisi bigger than Ambedkar
    1. A
      Jan 16, 2017 at 11:58 am
      And owaisi is donkey par excellence in Indian politics.
      1. Eknaath Nagarkar
        Jan 17, 2017 at 7:02 am
        Neither Mahatma hi nor Modi posed for the KVIC; it's someone at KVIC who decided to use the photograph for the calender.lt;br/gt;So long news-hungry newspapers/websites are there over eager to fan any and every topic into a controversy, topics such as this one, shall keep propping up every now and then
        1. Gruham Bendakaluru
          Jan 17, 2017 at 10:24 am
          Muslim leaders, bot political and religious ones, are the biggest enemies of Islam. They are masters of radicalization and promote hatred for all other religions and faiths. Given the pathetic level of education among the Muslim potion, they are easy targets to be manited and exploited. The day the Muslims will cease to be slaves of their religion, they will progress.
          1. J
            Jan 16, 2017 at 11:50 am
            owaisi is greater thanj any body he is living tragidy to india with anti indian express
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