Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday said that if the BJP comes to power in Telangana, All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) leader Asaduddin Owaisi and his younger brother Akbaruddin will have to flee Hyderabad the way Nizam did. Addressing a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) election rally at Tandur near Hyderabad, he said the BJP would give security to all but would not allow anybody to spread anarchy.
The BJP leader was apparently referring to the AIMIM President and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi and his younger brother. He pointed out how Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel had forced the Nizam (the ruler of erstwhile Hyderabad State) to flee.
Addressing another rally at Sangareddy, Adityanath said the Congress was a hurdle in the path of construction of a Ram temple at Ayodhya.
He slammed both the Congress and the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) for what he said was minority appeasement.
Adityanath, one of the star campaigners of BJP, also addressed public meetings at Tandur, Sangareddy, Boduppal and Goshamahal. Raja Singh, a BJP MLA who has repeatedly been booked for hate speech and inciting violence by the police, is the sitting MLA from Goshamahal.
Union Minister for Transport Nitin Gadkari also addressed election rallies in Secunderabad and Uppal constituencies in Greater Hyderabad.
Elections to Telangana Assembly are scheduled on December 7. The BJP is contesting all 119 seats on its own.
Earlier this week, intensifying the BJP's campaign for the elections, BJP President Amit Shah conducted a road show in Hyderabad.
Addressing an election rally in Adilabad town, the BJP leader said Telangana had surplus budget but TRS government plunged the state into Rs 2.5 lakh crore debts.
Shah alleged that KCR was so scared of the AIMIM that he stopped celebrating Telangana Liberation Day. "If voted to power, BJP will celebrate the day on a grand scale."
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