Looks Like We’re Electing a PM: Owaisi Mocks BJP’s Hyd Campaign
The AIMIM chief took a dig at BJP for sending many top party leaders to campaign in the upcoming GCMC elections
All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) leader Asaduddin Owaisi, took a dig at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday, 28 November, over the party sending heavyweights to campaign for the upcoming Greater Hyderabad civic polls. Owaisi stated that the only person left to campaign in the city was Donald Trump, reported ANI.
While addressing a public rally at Hyderabad’s Langer House, Owaisi said, “It doesn’t look like Hyderabad election, it’s as if we’re electing a PM in place of Narendra Modi. I was at a rally in Karwan & said that everyone has been called here, a child said they should’ve called Trump too. He was right, only Trump is left,” reported ANI.
The AIMIM chief’s remarks come on the heels of BJP’s top leaders including UP CM Yogi Adityanath, Smriti Irani, JP Nadda visiting the city ahead of the GCMC elections scheduled to take place on 1 December. Home Minister Amit Shah is also scheduled to visit the city on Sunday, 29 November as campaigning for the polls ends on Sunday.
The BJP, which holds just four seats in the present municipality, has emerged as a key contender against the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) for the first time. While the TRS presently holds 99 out of 150 seats, Owaisi’s AIMIM holds 44 seats, Congress holds 2 and TDP holds 1 seat.
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