HYDERABAD, Mar 13: Asaduddin Owaisi, the president of All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) party extended support for the YSR Congress Party (YRSCP) in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Addressing a rally here on Tuesday, Owaisi urged the public not to skip voting because of Ramzan.
"The AIMIM has decided that it will support YS Jagan Mohan Reddy in Andhra Pradesh which has 25 Lok Sabha seats. I request you all to please come and vote for YSR Congress Party candidates and also for AIMIM candidates who will be contesting from Telangana."
"I would request people not to relate Ramzan with elections for whatever reasons you have. One must understand that Ramzan will start in India around May 5 depending on Moon sighting. In the country, the election process has to be completed by June 3. Hence, elections have to be there during Ramzan. It is not possible to culminate elections by May 5," Owaisi noted.
"Each year, the Election Commission says that the polling percentage of Muslims are decreasing. I request you all to come out in the morning during the month of Ramzan and exercise your voting rights," he added.
During the address, Owaisi accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of making "fake tall claims" during his stint at the Centre.
"Prime Minister Modi has a scientific thought process. One day, he told the public that he once witnessed that so much gas is generated from a sewer. He then decided to utilize the gas for making tea. I want to know where he saw so much gas. I also want to utilize the same, not for making tea but for running auto-rickshaws," he said.
Owaisi also criticized the Prime Minister for remaining silent on the situation prevailing in Jammu and Kashmir.