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Asaduddin Owaisi slams Mamata for her remarks against AIMIM

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AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi has slammed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her remarks that the BJP has spent crores to bring a party from Hyderabad to divide Muslim votes. Asaduddin Owaisi said nobody can buy him with money and that Mamata Banerjee should not consider Muslim voters her property.

Mamata Banerjee, during a rally at Jalpaiguri, on Tuesday said, “To divide the Muslim votes, the BJP is spending crores of rupees to bring in a party from Hyderabad.”

She added that the plan is that BJP will eat into Hindu votes, and this Hyderabad party will eat into Muslim votes. “In recent Bihar elections, they did the same thing. This party is a B-team of the BJP,” she said.

Notably, after attaining success in the recent Bihar Assembly elections, AIMIM has decided to contest the West Bengal Assembly election—a major cause of worry for the ruling TMC which is not just facing anti-incumbency but also a strong competition from the BJP.

What did Asaduddin Owaisi say?

Owaisi slammed Banerjee for her remarks saying that nobody can buy him with money. He said that the Bengal CM’s allegations are baseless and she is restless as many of her own party leaders are joining the BJP. He also said that Banerjee has insulted the lakhs of voters who have voted for AIMIM.

Slamming Mamata Banerjee for her remarks, the AIMIM chief said, “So far you’ve only dealt with obedient Mir Jaffers and Sadiqs. You don’t like Muslims who think and speak for themselves. You’ve insulted our voters in Bihar. Remember what happened to parties in Bihar that kept blaming their failures on ‘vote cutters. Muslim voters aren’t your jagir (property).

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