Hyderabad, October 12: The Congress party has strongly condemned the recent remarks made by MIM leaders Asaduddin Owaisi and Akbaruddin Owaisi against Congress stalwarts Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, and Revanth Reddy.
TPCC Minorities Department Chairman Shaik Abdullah Sohail, in a media statement on Thursday, accused the Owaisi brothers of trying to deflect attention from their own failures in the lead-up to the upcoming elections.
In a press release issued on Thursday, Sohail pointed out that the Owaisi brothers tend to become more vocal during election season. He criticized the MIM for neglecting developmental issues in the Old City, saying that they have returned to seek votes with a record of “zero development and nil performance.”
“What happened to the Old City Metro Rail project that the BRS and MIM hyped up after the last session of the Telangana Assembly? Nothing has been done. The foundation stone hasn’t even been laid. To mislead the people, IT Minister K. Tarakarama Rao laid the foundation stone for the construction of an IT Tower in Malakpet. The people of the Old City have seen many such foundation stones. In fact, the BRS government has spent more money on foundation stones and their laying ceremonies than on actually developing the Old City. MIM leaders are making irresponsible statements against Congress leaders just to avoid criticism from the people and a backlash in the next elections,” he said.
Abdullah Sohail said that neither Asaduddin Owaisi nor Akbaruddin Owaisi had the right to criticize Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, or Revanth Reddy. He accused the MIM of being a political party that does not work for the welfare of the people, but instead acts as a mercenary and agent of the Sangh Parivar by fielding candidates to split Muslim votes and help the BJP win elections.