Mumbai: Targeting West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee over her remarks that the BJP was ‘spending money’ to bring in a party from Hyderabad to her state to divide Hindu-Muslim votes, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi said Muslim voters were not her ‘jagir’ (property).
Reiterating Banerjee’s comments, Owaisi tweeted, “So far you have only treated obedient Mir Jaffers and Sadiqs. You don’t like Muslims who think and speak for themselves.”
You have insulted our voters in Bihar. Remember what happened to such parties in Bihar who continue to accuse the “vote cutters” of their failure… Muslim voters are not your property.”
Addressing a rally in a pole-bound state on Tuesday, Banerjee slammed the saffron party for allegedly trying to import AIMIM into Bengal to intensify communal polarization and divide Hindu-Muslim votes.
It also alleged that BJP is spending crores of rupees to bring in AIMIM.
After its good performance in the Bihar Assembly elections, AIMIM has announced to contest in next year’s Bengal elections.
Political parties in West Bengal are apprehensive that the political equation in a communally polarized state is witness to significant changes, as non-BJP parties dominate against minorities, key factors in many seats, ready for a tough challenge with AIMIM Is announcing that it will enter Bengal.