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Patna: Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi whose AIMIM has formed a separate front with former Union Minister Devendra Prasad Yadav for Bihar elections, dismissed charge of fighting the State polls to help BJP and said rather it’s because of the RJD that the saffron party-led NDA has been winning in the State.

Owaisi also hit out at the Congress, saying in Maharashtra it contested polls with All India Majlis-e- Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen (AIMIM) but later joined hands with Shiv Sena “demolishers of the Babri mosque” to form a coalition government in the western state.

“Congress shall not teach us secularism,” the Hyderabad MP told PTI-Bhasha in an interview here. Owaisi left Patna Sunday after spending two days during which he discussed strategy of his front for the State elections.

Making a scathing attack on the RJD for dubbing him “vote katua” (spoiler) of secular votes, the AIMIM chief asked how his party was responsible for their complete rout in the 2019 general election in Bihar which it claims as its “garh” (fort).

Owaisi and Yadav, who is heading Samajwadi Janata Dal (D), have formed UDSA (United Democratic Secular Alliance) for October-November State polls.

“What happened to these so called ‘thekedars’ (feudal lords) of the anti-BJP votes in the 2019 general elections in Bihar?” he asked while scoffing at the RJD-Congress for claiming themselves as the champions of minorities and secular votes in Bihar.

“I fail to understand as on what basis they claim sole ownership of Muslims votes in Bihar,” he said taking a swipe at the RJD and the grand old party, allies in Mahagathbandhan.

The Grand Alliance comprising RJD, Congress and some smaller regional parties had received drubbing in the last Parliamentary polls in Bihar in the hands of the NDA which won all but one seat of Kisanganj out of total 40 seats in the State.




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