Updated: November 22, 2019 9:09:27 pm
Three days after Asaduddin Owaisi took offence at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s remarks that the extremist element among minorities is enabling the BJP gain political mileage in her state, the AIMIM leader furthered his remarks Friday by saying that “false equivalence between lynch mobs and those resisting them, isn’t helping anyone”.
Addressing the Trinamool Congress workers at an event in Cooch Behar Monday, Banerjee, without naming the AIMIM, had said: “There are some extremists among the minorities. They have their base in Hyderabad. Don’t listen to them. Don’t trust these forces”.
. @MamataOfficial may’ve pressures to appeal to majoritarianism these days & that’s why this fixation on me. BUT please do your job & fight the brazen growth of Hindutva in Bengal
False equivalence between mobs & those resisting them, isn’t helping anyone https://t.co/MFBpUBUGSN
— Asaduddin Owaisi (@asadowaisi) November 22, 2019
Owaisi had hit back at the chief minister Tuesday by saying: “Our fight is for justice. If this reminds the CM of extremism, then extremism is that she allowed the BJP to win 18 Lok Sabha seats. Extremism is that by abusing me you are insulting the Muslims in Bengal.”
He had also demanded Banerjee to stop “Muslim appeasement” and work towards empowering the community.
“By drawing flak at me, Banerjee is insulting the Muslims in Bengal who had given 100 per cent votes and yet you couldn’t keep BJP from winning seats in Bengal. Why do the Muslims in Bengal struggle at the human development indicators? With utmost humility, I appeal to the West Bengal CM to stop indulging in activities like participating in Muslim prayers and organising Iftaar feasts. Muslims do not need all this. You (Banerjee) should work on empowering Muslims at ground level,” Owaisi had said.
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