Predicting the defeat of the BJP in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Tuesday said desperation was showing on the faces of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other BJP leaders.
Owaisi told reporters that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will not be able to form the government again as it will suffer defeat everywhere.
“Desperation is there to be seen on faces of the Prime Minister and other BJP leaders. The results will not be on their expected lines. They wrongly assumed that losses in UP would be compensated in West Bengal and Odisha which is not going happen. Everywhere in India, they are going to lose seats,” he said.
The All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) leader said the regional parties will play a key role in the formation of the next government at the Centre.
Owaisi, whose party is an ally of Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), said TRS President and Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao was moving in the right direction to form the Federal Front.
Owaisi said KCR needed to be congratulated for his political sagacity and vision.
“Till yesterday nobody knew Federal Front. Today they are recognizing it as an alternative. This will be good for the country,” he said referring to KCR’s meetings with Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and DMK leader M.K. Stalin.
Owaisi claimed that the TRS chief was giving a reply to those who were questioning his secular credentials.
“Wait till May 23. I can’t answer hypothetical questions,” said Owaisi when asked if he would extend support to a Congress-led coalition if the KCR does the same.
On the incidents of rape of women in Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, Owaisi accused Modi stood exposed for his hypocrisy and duplicity. He wondered why Modi was silent on the rape in Hapur in Uttar Pradesh.
“The Prime Minister is so arrogant that he does not want to do some introspection when it comes to him. Why is the PM is not concerned about this woman in Hapur when he is so concerned about triple talaq and Muslim women,” asked Owaisi and predicted that this arrogance will prove to be Modi’s downfall.
Poking fun at Modi for his comments about airstrikes in Pakistan, the AIMIM chief suggested that Modi should replace ‘chowkidar’ in his name with ‘Air Vice Marshal’ as he was deciding where to bomb and how to bomb.
On actor-politician Kamal Haasan’s statement that independent India’s first terrorist was a Hindu, Owaisi wondered what else the killer of Mahatma Gandhi will be called.