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The News Minute | September 25, 2014 | 04:10 pm IST Asaduddin Owaisi , president of the Hyderabad All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen, whose party plans to contest in the Maharashtra elections this time, expressed his apprehensions over PM Modi’s statement on Indian Muslims in a recent interview. In last week’s interview to CNN, Modi had said that India’s Muslims will not be swayed by terror group Al-Qaida. “Indian Muslims will live for India. They will die for India," Modi told CNN anchor Fareed Zakaria in last week's interview. Owaisi in an interview to Indian Express said that this was not the first time an Indian PM had made such a statement. He questioned the credibility of Modi’s statement asking why his party men were targeting Muslims if they believed the PM’s statement. “I don’t know if this is a late realisation by the PM, or a statement made due to international compulsions.,” he said.  He also pointed out that “inclusive politics” was followed by neither the Congress-BCP nor the Shiv Sena-BJP.  His party intends to contest the Maharashtra elections this time. He also questioned why it was that while Telangana set aside Rs. 1000 crore for minorities, Maharashtra set aside only Rs. 368 crore despite both of them sharing equal population of Muslims, said the report.

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