Opposition parties in Telangana on Wednesday requested Governor E S L Narasimhan to instruct the state government to arrest MIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi and his MLA-brother Akbaruddin for their alleged involvement in attack on their leaders during civic polls in Hyderabad.
An all-party delegation led by Opposition leader K Jana Reddy, which met the Governor and submitted a memorandum, also demanded an inquiry into the incidents of attacks on some of the Opposition leaders during the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) polls on Tuesday.
"We request you to kindly order a detailed inquiry in the entire episode and also demand immediate arrest of Sri Asaduddin Owaisi, Member of Parliament, Sri Akbaruddin Owaisi MLA, and his followers who attacked public representatives," the memorandum said.
The leaders requested the Governor to direct the state government to provide additional security to Telangana Congress President Uttam Kumar Reddy and Mohammad Shabbir Ali, another party leader, in view of the "attacks" on them.
Ali, Leader of Opposition in Telangana Legislative Council, has filed a complaint against Asaduddin and his followers for allegedly assaulting him in Mirchowk area.
Akbaruddin, the MLA from Chandrayangutta, has been booked for his alleged involvement in the attack on M K Mahender, a BJP civic poll candidate.
Earlier, speaking at an all-party meet, Jana Reddy said the Governor has power to oversee law and order in the State capital under Section 8 of AP Reorganisation Act, 2014.
"This (attacks) is height of violation of law and failure of the Government. MIM cadres abused Congress leaders and damaged vehicles. The Governor has a role to keep law and order in the city under Section 8 (of Reorganisation Act)."
BJP Floor leader in the Assembly K Laxman said the party candidate attacked by MIM followers belonged to SC community and hence a case under SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act be registered against them.
Telangana TDP President L Ramana said Opposition leaders will meet Union Home Minister, Prime Minister and President and apprise them of about the law and order situation in the state.