All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) president Asaduddin Owaisi has said something that was suspected by many people, that Congress president Rahul Gandhi won the Wayanad Lok Sabha seat in Kerala because it has a high Muslim population.
Addressing a public rally on Sunday, Owaisi said, “the Congress leader himself lost in Amethi & received victory in Wayanad. Isn’t the 40% population of Wayanad Muslim?”, indicating that according to him Muslims in Wayanad voted for Rahul Gandhi.
Asaduddin Owaisi, AIMIM: The Congress leader himself lost in Amethi & received victory in Wayanad. Isn’t the 40% population of Wayanad Muslim? (09.06.2019) https://t.co/PxQJm7wWbz
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Owaisi also slammed the Muslim community for depending on the Congress party to contain BJP in the elections. He said, “You don’t want to leave Congress and other secular parties. But remember they don’t have strength”. He said that BJP lost in Punjab because Sikhs are a majority there, and the ruling party lost in Southern states due to regional parties, and the Congress had no role in the defeat of BJP in those states.
He said that Muslims don’t want alms, saying ‘we don’t want to survive on your alms’. He asked the Muslims to come out of the misconception that the Congress party will be able to do something.
Anticipating a loss in family bastion Amethi, Rahul Gandhi has contested the Lok Sabha election from a second seat, Wayanad in Kerala. It was widely speculated that the party has considered this seat to be safe due to its high minority population. But the Congress party had denied that Wayanad was chosen due to its high minority population. Proving all estimates correct, the Congress president lost Amethi to Smriti Irani but won from Wayanad.