BJP using Owaisi to create communal polarisation, alleges Congress

| Updated: Jan 21, 2017 10:27 IST

New Delhi [India], Jan. 21 (ANI): Hitting out at Asaduddin Owaisi for terming Jallikattu protest a lesson for Hindutva forces, the Congress Party on Saturday said the All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen ( AIMIM) chief is being used by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to create communal polarisation. "Owaisi is B team of Bharatiya Janata Party. He is used by the BJP to create communal polarisation. Owaisi was used by the BJP even in Bihar elections and when they failed, he was sent to Hyderabad for similar purpose and now when Uttar Pradesh elections are on head, he has again now been taken out by BJP to create communal divide and polarisation," Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala told ANI. Surjewala further labeled Owaisi as dangerous for the idea of India, adding that the people should realise that the latter is being used by the BJP to create communal divide. Owaisi yesterday said that Jallikattu protest was a lesson for Hindutva forces. "#Jallikattuprotest Lesson for Hindutva forces, Uniform Civil Code cannot be "imposed" this nation cannot have one CULTURE we celebrate all," Owaisi had tweeted. Meanwhile, in a respite to the people of Tamil Nadu, the Centre yesterday gave approval to an ordinance revoking the ban on Jallikattu. In consultation with Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi, the ministries forwarded the ordinance to President Pranab Mukherjee for his assent. This latest development came in the wake of sea of protesters that continued to swell on the Marina beach in Chennai for the fourth day as supporters of Jallikattu staged their protest. The Supreme Court, which had banned the sport in 2014, has agreed not to pass any interim order for a week.(ANI)
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