'If home minister knew a Muslim coined Quit India slogan...': Asaduddin Owaisi's dig at Amit Shah
AIMIM MP Asaduddin Owaisi criticizes Home Minister Amit Shah's use of the phrase 'Quit India' and questions the importance of Hindutva
AIMIM MP Asaduddin Owaisi on Thursday while taking part in the no-confidence motion took a dig at Home Minister Amit Shah's remark in Lok Sabja which he gave on Wednesday
On the use of the "Quit India" slogan by the BJP in recent times, Owaisi said that if the saffron party got to know that a Muslim had coined the term, they would stop using it.
"Our Home Minister has said Quit India -- if they come to know that this slogan was given by a Muslim, they will stop saying it. Yusuf Meher Ali had coined the slogan which Mahatma Gandhi had spread across the country.
"If you really want to say Quit India then say 'China, Quit India'...the politics of appeasement which you do should 'Quit India'. You are creating danger for this country. I want to appeal to the government that the kind of politics you are practising will only harm the country," he said.
Referring to the Uniform Civil Code, Owaisi said that it is a formula of dictators.
"UCC formula is that of one country, one religion, one culture and one language. This is the formula of dictators. India is a bouquet, a mosaic where there are various languages and cultures," he said.
He also asked why the government which calls itself "vishwaguru" has failed to bring back Khulbushan Yadav or the eight navy personnel stuck in Qatar jail for a year.
He also demanded that the government tell the Supreme Court that it is committed to the Places of Worship (Special Provisions) Act of 1991.
Owaisi also spoke of the lynching of Muslim men and said that while the prime minister speaks of loving the backwards among Muslims, these are the men who are lynched.
On Wednesday Amit Shah said he had heard the speeches of opposition leaders and had reached the conclusion that this no-confidence motion was brought only to create confusion.
On the Quit India movement's anniversary, the prime minister has given the slogan -- 'Corruption Quit India, Dynasty Quit India and Appeasement Quit India', he said.
"Modi has ushered in a new era of politics since 2014, that of development which will lead to the creation of India of the dreams of our freedom fighters much before 2047," the home minister said.
*With Agency Inputs
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