PM Narendra Modi raised triple talaq issue to polarise voters in UP: Asaduddin Owaisi

The Hyderabad MP said Modi was talking about "polarising" issues, instead of focusing on constructive issues, to ensure that his party wins forthcoming polls.

By: PTI | Hyderabad | Published: October 25, 2016 9:24 pm


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IMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi on Tuesday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi talked about the triple talaq issue as the BJP wanted to “polarise” voters ahead of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections. “It is really surprising, but I am not surprised. But the Prime Minister, instead of making governance, corruption, the Yadav Pariwar’s infighting … the Prime Minister wants to make construction of Ram Mandir and triple talaq (as) the core issue(s) of the BJP’s campaign in Uttar Pradesh,” Owaisi told reporters.

Breaking his silence on the hugely contentious issue of triple talaq, Modi had yesterday denounced the practice among Muslims and deprecated attempts to politicise the issue while addressing a rally in Uttar Pradesh.

The Hyderabad MP said Modi was talking about “polarising” issues, instead of focusing on constructive issues, to ensure that his party wins forthcoming polls.

“Talaq is the most disliked thing in Islam. People get separated. But, why is that Muslims are only made the target?” Owaisi said.

Why does not the NDA government take steps to give reservation to Muslims across the country if it is concerned about the welfare of Muslim women, he asked.

“Now the matter is in Supreme Court, it would have been in the fitness of things, had the Prime Minister not spoken about it. It shows BJP and the Prime Minister are short of constructive ideas, that’s why they are using the (issues) of Ram Mandir and Talaq to polarise voters for the forthcoming elections in UP, Goa and Punjab elections,” he said.

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    Feb 21, 2017 at 5:46 am
    Modi and Amit Shah are politically bankrupt. They were able to fool the people in 2014 when people were frustrated and angry with the corrupt UPA regime. But now, they are feeling the heat. Gone are the days when BJP had great leaders like Vajpayee and Advani etc. Today it has men of straw as leaders and sycophants who keep parroting their leaders to get some crumbs of office.
    1. A
      Oct 25, 2016 at 4:40 pm
      Anything which Modi says is for votes as per Mr Owaisi.No holds barred. He can say anything about others, that is not for party politics but for betterment of India !!!
      1. K
        Oct 26, 2016 at 10:41 am
        As the present topic in channels roaring about Talak, Pm in his address has to raise the matter.If he will not say anything that is also a point to comment. As the MIM leader said why should there be reservations to muslims in a secular country?Why there personal law?After parion who are remained here has to oblige the law of the land as in every other country.And as for Rammandir it is the wish and right of the majority of this land ,not only BJPS.
        1. S
          Nov 1, 2016 at 5:04 pm
          Islam has been the light in all woman's life. For qubul and talaq are not just words, we say these words beyond the commitment. Islam given high priority for women's freedom, security and feelings. Its not limited to only restrictions, as i found in many locations and culture in india. Try to know in depth of islam. Narendra bhai saheb only have to look after these sensitive issues. Because he has been committed it before elections.
          1. R
            Oct 25, 2016 at 6:17 pm
            Whatever the attempts of bjp maybe, numerous incidents in u.p in recent past has shown their intentions and reactions. Ghar wapsi, dadri n all everyone should know where their future would be if bjp were to win. Time to give a chance to Mim. At worst there would be little development, is the situation any better now ?
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