Prime News, National (Hyderabad), December 13:- AIMIM President Asaduddin Owaisi has predicted that the regional parties will take the Indian politics by storm, providing an alternative to both Congress and BJP.
Owaisi believes Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) President and Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao has the capability, political thinking, courage and secular outlook to provide such an alternative.
The Hyderabad MP was addressing a public meeting late on Wednesday night organised by All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) to thank people for electing seven candidates of the party in the just-concluded Telangana Assembly elections.
Owaisi thanked all leading Muslim socio-religious organisations which supported MIM and TRS in the elections. The meeting continued till past midnight.
The MP said he would stand by the TRS chief in his efforts to play an important role in national politics.
Owaisi said a Ping-Pong game between Congress and BJP was not good for the country, its secularism, federalism and diversity. “This is not in the interest of country’s minorities, Dalits and all secular-minded Hindu brethren,” he added.
He believes that the third force in the form of regional parties would enhance the bargaining power of the poor and the oppressed people.
Owaisi appealed to people to ensure that not a single Lok Sabha seat in Telangana is won by BJP and Congress in the next year’s elections.
Voicing his concern over falling polling percentage in Hyderabad, Owaisi appealed to people to make sure that everyone exercised his franchise even if the elections were to be held during the holy month of Ramadan.
Referring to Congress party’s victory in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan Assembly elections, the AIMIM leader said it was a victory by default. Pointing out that BJP got nearly half of the seats in both the states, he said this was not enough to stop BJP from winning a considerable number of Lok Sabha seats. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).