Vikarabad: AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi, while addressing a rally in Tandur, Vikarabad district, Telangana, lashed out against Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad. He called Azad a ‘ghulam’ (slave) of the Congress for serving the party all his life.   

Speaking of Azad’s 45 years of political experience and relationship with the Congress, Owaisi said, “He (Azad) fought only one election, and that too when he was the chief minister, he fought for an Assembly seat. Then he fought and won the parliamentary elections in Maharashtra's Washim. He fought three elections. After which, he kept on losing. In 2014, he fought the election from Jammu and he lost that too. Today, he has been saying a lot of things about me - 'Asaduddin Owaisi this and that'." 

Owaisi called out the former minister and stated that Azad was serving ghulami (slavery) to the Congress party his entire life. He even questioned the work done by the minister for the people and for the development of the state of Jammu and Kashmir.     

During the rally, Owaisi also spoke about how the Congress was trying to buy him for Rs 25 lakh. According to Owaisi, Congress leader from Nirmal, Maheshwar Reddy called a minister and ordered him to stop Owaisi from addressing the rally in return for Rs 25 lakh that could be transferred to the AIMIM's party fund. “This Maheshwar (Maheshwar Reddy) calls and tells a minister to stop Owaisi stating that he will give Rs 25 lakh as party fund. I have the recording. This Congressman will buy me for Rs 25 lakh? They think we are available for sale,” he said.