In Telangana, as the elections draw near, political tensions are escalating in the state. A heated exchange of words has intensified between the Congress and the All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen (AIMIM). Amidst this, AIMIM leader Akbaruddin Owaisi has taken a jab at the Congress, alleging that “your party depends on leaders who come from Italy and Rome.” Additionally, he questioned the integrity of Congress MP Revanth Reddy.
Addressing a gathering, Akbaruddin stated, “Congress people claim that we come from Maharashtra and we are a B-team of the BJP. I ask Congress followers, where did your ‘Amma’ (Sonia Gandhi) come from? Furthermore, Revanth Reddy previously worked as an RSS activist. Afterward, he worked with the Telugu Desam Party. Now, he is collaborating with Congress.”
These remarks came in response to Revanth Reddy referring to AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi as a ‘Nizam’ residing on a hillock. Reddy had remarked that they would determine the rightful ownership of the Hyderabad parliamentary constituency.
“There is another Nizam who lives on Shastripuram hillock. He says Hyderabad is our city but they actually came from Sholapur, Maharashtra,” the Congress leader had said.
Akbaruddin emphasized that whoever is in power should respect AIMIM’s leadership. He warned, “Whether it’s the BJP, Congress, or any party in power in Telangana, they should heed our words and listen to what we say. Otherwise, we will show them their rightful place.”
The AIMIM floor leader issued a stern warning, cautioning Congress leaders to stay out of AIMIM’s territory, or they would be put in their place.