Asaduddin Owaisi spoke to media with regard to Imran Khan’s comment over India’s electoral process after he cast his vote in Hyderabad
Hyderabad: Condemning the statement of Pakistan Prime Minister, Imran Khan, who said that he sees a better chance of peace talks with India if Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led BJP wins the general elections, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi said we have free and fair polls unlike in Pakistan where the electoral process is controlled by their army and intelligence agency, ISI.
"I condemn the statement of Imran Khan. He has no right to interfere in the electoral process of a great country like India. He comes from a country where their army and ISI control the electoral process. We have free and fair elections. It is completely wrong on the part of Imran Khan to say that he wants Narendra Modi as Prime Minister of India so that Kashmir issue can be solved. I would like to remind him that Kashmir is not anybody’s private property," Owaisi told reporters after casting his vote in Hyderabad.
The All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen (AIMIM) leader alleged that Modi has tried to portray himself as a victim of opposition parties and Pakistan.
"Kashmir is an integral part of India. Kashmir is our heart. It is correct that there is a lot to do in Kashmir, in which Modi has failed. But the Prime Minister has tried to portray himself as a victim of opposition parties and Pakistan, and that they do not want to see him as Prime Minister," he said.
"But now Imran Khan is himself saying that the Pakistan establishment, that is ISI, wants Modi as Prime Minister. I request the proud people of India to ensure that we do not allow Imran Khan’s wish to be fulfilled. People will come out and decide who should lead our great nation," Owaisi added.
Earlier, Imran Khan had reportedly said that “there might be a better chance of peace talks with India if Prime Minister Narendra Modi wins the upcoming elections”.
Speaking on Election Commission's notice to chief minister K Chandrashekhar Rao, Owaisi said, "I am very surprised that the PM did not get a notice for his speech in Wardha where he equated terrorism with one religion. He should have been given a notice. As far as KCR is concerned, I am sure he will give a satisfactory response to the Election Commission."
Asaduddin Owaisi, the three-time Lok Sabha MP, is seeking another term from the Hyderabad Lok Sabha seat.
Read Exclusive COVID-19 Coronavirus News updates, at MyNation.
Last Updated Apr 11, 2019, 2:17 PM IST