AIMIM President Owaisi Terms Union Minister’s Statement As “Unfortunate”April 22, 2017 17:55
The statement made by the Union Minister for Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad, has been termed as “unfortunate” by the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) president Asaduddin Owaisi.
Ravi Shankar stated that the Centre have given the Muslims “proper sanctity”, and inspite of that they do not vote for the party. Owaisi said, it is our constitution who has given the Muslims proper sanctity, and not Ravi Shankar Prasad. Owaisi said, “We gave them sanctity? Who are “We”? It is the Constitution that has given rights, our rights are protected under that.” The AIMIM leader, asserting that the Constitution is supreme, said that the work of the Union Minister is to implement those constitutional rights.
“In a democratic country like India, we have got the full freedom to select our leaders. Ravi Shankar needs to understand that the Constitution is supreme,” said Owaisi.
While addressing at the Hero Mindmine Summit, Prasad asked, “We have got thirteen chief ministers of our own. Have we witnessed any Muslim gentleman working in the industry or service? We don't get Muslim votes. I acknowledge very clearly, but have we given them proper sanctity or not?”
The statements made by the Union Minister on Muslims were supported by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy, who termed them correct.