Owaisi Says, A United Front Of All Regional Parties The Only Alternative In The Country


New Delhi: All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen president Asaduddin Owaisi said that a united front of all regional parties was the only alternative in the country to fulfill the needs and aspirations of the people.

Owaisi, while speaking to the media, refused to buy the theory that by the general elections next year, there would only be two fronts in the country – one led by the Congress and the other by Bharatiya Janata Party.

“MIM does not believe in this bipolar politics. There is a scope for all regional parties, which are growing stronger in their respective states, to come together. You may call it a third front or federal front, but it is the need of the hour,” Owaisi said.

Owaisi, however, refused to comment what the MIM stand would be in 2019 election, if there were only two fronts. “I cannot predict what would happen after elections now,” he said.

While defending his party’s decision to support the Telangana Rashtra Samithi outside the eight constituencies of Hyderabad, Owaisi said the TRS government had done a commendable job to uplift the minorities.

He said the government launched various programmes including setting up of minorities’ welfare residential schools, providing scholarships to Muslim students for their overseas education and marriage incentive to the poor Muslim families.

However, Owaisi ruled out the possibility of the MIM joining the TRS government in the event of the latter coming to power for a second term.

“I don’t think such a situation will arise, as I feel the TRS will come to power on its own. Even if there is such a situation, we shall not join the government at all,” he categorically said.

He also wondered why all national leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP president Amit Shah, Congress president Rahul Gandhi and Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath attacked the MIM while campaigning in Hyderabad.

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