‘Learn to listen, Owaisi sahab’: Amit Shah to Hyderabad MP over NIA amendment billhttps://indianexpress.com/article/india/learn-to-listen-owaisi-sahab-amit-shah-to-hyderabad-mp-over-nia-amendment-bill/

‘Learn to listen, Owaisi sahab’: Amit Shah to Hyderabad MP over NIA amendment bill

The verbal duel between the two leaders started during a discussion on the National Investigation Agency (Amendment) Bill when opposition members including Owaisi started interrupting BJP's Satyapal Singh.

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Pointing out at Owaisi, Shah said opposition members should have the patience to listen to others point of view. (PTI))

Lok Sabha Monday witnessed a spat between Home Minister Amit Shah and AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi, after the BJP chief pointed out to the Hyderabad MP, asking him to “learn to listen” and asserting that he is not frightening anyone but cannot help when someone has fear in their minds.

The verbal duel between the two leaders started during a discussion on the National Investigation Agency (Amendment) Bill when opposition members including Owaisi started interrupting BJP’s Satyapal Singh.

Singh alleged that the then Hyderabad Police commissioner was asked by a political leader of the state to change the course of investigation in a particular case else he could be transferred out, adding that he is aware of the development as at that time he was Mumbai police commissioner.

Objecting to his claim, Owaisi, an MP from Hyderabad, demanded that Singh should place on the table of the House all records related to his claim.

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On this, Shah got up from his seat and said treasury members did not disturb opposition members during their speeches so they should also do the same.

Pointing out at Owaisi, Shah said opposition members should have the patience to listen to others point of view. Owaisi got agitated and asked Shah to not point a finger at him and said he cannot be frightened.

In response, Shah said he is not trying to frighten him and just saying that opposition members should have the patience to listen to the counter view. “When you have fear in your mind, then what can I do,” he hit back.