MIM MP Asaduddin Owaisi questioned the award of India’s top honours Bharat Ratan given to former prime minister Atal Behari Vajpayee. Owaisi asked how the top award could be given to Vajpayee when the latter was facing allegations in the Babri masjid dismantle.
Similarly he queried the award of Padma Vibhushan going to BJP leader L K Advani and said that criminal cases were filed against the latter.
Union Minister Mukthar Abbas Naqvi fired a salvo saying that ‘Ladden’ did not like awards presented to those who offered service to the nation. Naqvi also said that forces working against the nation were favourable to MIM leaders.
The BJP leaders in the State picked up the thread from Naqvi. Now a war of words between BJP and MIM has begun with the controversial views made by Asaduddin Owaisi. They made clear that Owaisi’s certificate was not required for Vajpayye, Advani or the Modi government.
Asad’s history is known to all, they said and added that he always provoked the Muslims and worked for Hindu-Muslim enmity. Not only saffron leaders but even the MIM leaders were finding fault with Asad’s comments.