Targeting AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi, Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi Saturday said, “Yeh jo secularism ke siyaasi soorma hain, inhone desh ke alpsankhyako, vishesh taur se musalmaano ko kirayedaar bana rakha tha, hissedaar nahi banaya tha. Modi ji ne desh ke 130 crore logon ko vikas ka hissedaar banaya (These people who are the champions of politics of secularism, had kept the country’s minorities, especially Muslims, as tenants and not as stakeholders. PM Modi made the 130 crore people of the country stakeholders in development).”
Owaisi had reacted sharply to Minister of State (MoS) for Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy’s remark claiming Hyderabad as a ‘safe zone for terrorists’. “An MoS speaking like this! This shows their hatred for Telangana, Hyderabad. Such irresponsible statements don’t suit a minister, but we expect this from him. Wherever they see Muslims, they take them for terrorists. We can’t cure them,” he had said.
Earlier in the day, Home Minister Amit Shah took charge of his new office and said country’s security and welfare of the people are the key priorities of the Modi government. “Country’s security and people’s welfare are the Modi government’s priorities. Under the leadership of Modi, I will try my best to fulfill all these priorities,” he tweeted after assuming the charge.