All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi has issued a bold challenge to Congress MP Rahul Gandhi ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.
Speaking at a public gathering in Hyderabad, Owaisi urged Gandhi to contest elections from Hyderabad instead of Wayanad.
This fiery call for a showdown comes amidst a heated political landscape in Telangana, with both the Congress and AIMIM vying for power in the upcoming state Assembly elections.
Owaisi’s challenge stems from his belief that the Congress party holds responsibility for the demolition of Babri Masjid and the Secretariat’s mosque.
Owaisi’s Challenge: A Clash of Titans
Asaduddin Owaisi, a prominent leader of AIMIM, firmly threw down the gauntlet to Rahul Gandhi, inviting him to contest elections from Hyderabad. In a scathing remark, Owaisi called out the Congress leader to test his mettle on the political battleground.
“I am challenging your leader (Rahul Gandhi) to contest elections from Hyderabad and not Wayanad. You keep giving big statements, come to the ground and fight against me. People from Congress will say a lot of things, but I am ready…Babri Masjid and Secretariat’s mosque were demolished under the Congress regime…” Owaisi declared.
This challenge highlights the growing tension between the Congress and AIMIM in Telangana.
With both parties eyeing the top spot in the state’s Assembly elections, the political atmosphere has become charged with rivalry and competition.
Congress and AIMIM: Political Rivals in Telangana
The Congress party and AIMIM have found themselves at loggerheads in Telangana as they seek to gain dominance in the region’s political landscape. Both parties are fervently campaigning to secure victory in the upcoming state Assembly elections.
During a recent Vijayabheri Sabha in Tukkuguda, Rahul Gandhi accused the Bharatiya Janata Party, Bharat Rashtra Samithi, and AIMIM of being in cahoots to undermine the Congress party in Telangana.
He painted a picture of these parties working together, despite proclaiming themselves as separate entities.
“In Telangana, the Congress party is not fighting against BRS but with BRS, BJP, and AIMIM combined. They call themselves different parties, but they are working together unitedly,” Rahul Gandhi asserted.
This statement only intensified the rivalry between AIMIM and the Congress, setting the stage for a fierce electoral competition in the state.
Owaisi’s Assertion: Absence of CBI-ED Cases
As part of his challenge, Owaisi further claimed that neither himself nor Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao faced any cases from the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) or the Enforcement Directorate (ED).
He attributed this to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s purported association with them.
Owaisi’s statement raises questions about the alleged bias or favoritism exhibited by the Prime Minister towards certain political figures.
Asaduddin Owaisi’s bold challenge to Rahul Gandhi for a Lok Sabha showdown in Hyderabad adds a new layer of intensity to the ongoing political battle in Telangana.
With both the Congress and AIMIM vying for power, the ensuing state Assembly elections promise to be fiercely contested. The gauntlet has been thrown, and now it remains to be seen how Rahul Gandhi and the Congress will respond to this fiery call from AIMIM’s chief.