Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh my be months away, nevertheless, events have already began coaching weapons at one another varied points. All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Thursday visited dargah sharif at Bahraich to pay obeisance to medieval Ghaznavid normal, Ghazi Saiyyad Salar Masud or Ghazi Miyan.
Owaisi’s visit to the dargah has now triggered big war of words between Uttar Pradesh’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Party (SBSP). Owaisi’s AIMIM and Om Prakash Rajbhar SBSP are half of the Bhagidari Sankalp Morcha in UP.
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The BJP has accused the Owaisi and SBSP hurting sentiments of individuals. UP Minister Anil Rajbhar stated that the AIMIM and SBSP alliance was an insult to the backward Rajbhar group.
“Owaisi’s visit to the dargah is an insult to Maharaja Suheldev, an 11th century ruler, who is said to have defeated and killed Masud in a battle at Bahraich in 1034 AD,” he stated.
The minister stated that the BJP authorities was working to revive the delight of Suheldev by establishing a memorial and putting in a statue at Chittaura in Bahraich.
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“The leaders of Bhagidari Sankalp Morcha have hurt the sentiments of the Hindu community who revered Maharaja Suheldev,” he stated.
BJP MLA from Sardhana Assembly seat in Meerut, Sangeet Som, additionally lashed out at Owaisi and Om Prakash Rajbhar over the difficulty.
Owaisi, Rajbhar hit again
SBSP chief Om Prakash Rajbhar stated BJP leaders have been making an attempt to drive a wedge between the AIMIM and the SBSP over the difficulty of Maharaja Suheldev and Salar Masud as they feared that Other Backward Class (OBC) voters is not going to help the BJP in the Assembly election.
“The SBSP will contest the Assembly election in alliance with the AIMIM. We will work on Backward-Muslim and Dalit unity to win the Assembly election,” he asserted.
Owaisi additionally hit again on the BJP leaders and alleged that the occasion was making an attempt to divert the eye from the Covid mismanagement by the state authorities by raking up irrelevant points.
“We are not jokers of the circus but ring masters and all will dance to our tunes,” the Hyderabad MP stated.
Owaisi stated AIMIM will contest the 2022 Assembly election in alliance with SBSP-led Bhagidari Sankalp Morcha which might spotlight the failure of the BJP authorities to maintain the guarantees made throughout the 2017 Assembly election.
(With inputs from IANS)