AIMIM (All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen) President Asaduddin Owaisi said on Tuesday there is a need for all non-Congress and non-BJP parties to come together and hoped Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) chief K Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR) would take the lead for it.
The Hyderabad MP said he has 'grave doubts' about the Congress' capacity to defeat Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
"“To defeat the BJP it is still a task for all of us. The Congress is not the alternative for this country. If the BJP has to be defeated and Narendra Modi stopped from becoming Prime Minister in 2019, then non-Congress and non-BJP leaders have to come forward. They (Congress) don’t have the capacity.”" - Asaduddin Owaisi
He added that he had reiterated for over a month that TRS would form government in Telangana, "People of Telangana solely backed TRS and they know they have a leader who has delivered...this verdict is for KCR to take forward," he said adding that KCR had a bigger national role to play.
“I hope KCR realises that he should not limit himself to Telangana only... he has a very large national role to play and I am sure that with the governance model he gave in Telangana, he will definitely do wonders. KCR has to come forward and we welcome his announcement,” he added.
Speaking about the 2019 Lok Sabha performance in Telangana he said, "I am sure that in the next Parliament elections in Telangana, 17 seats will be won by TRS and AIMIM (together) and there will be no question of Congress and BJP in Telangana."
Owaisi said the people of Telangana and Hyderabad have rejected the “opportunistic, divisive and communal” politics of Congress and BJP in the elections.
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"People have rejected your allegations of calling TRS as the 'B' Team and AIMIM as 'C' Team. I hope Rahul Gandhi will do some self-introspection and see what he and his party was not able to do, which we have done it in Telangana," Owaisi said.
Owaisi also said TDP Chief Chandrababu Naidu should learn a lesson from the poll results.
"I would like to tell him that I will go to Andhra Pradesh. Of the 25 Lok Sabha seats in Andhra Pradesh, Naidu will not even win two seats. The people are fed up with him. You will see similar results (of Telangana) being repeated in Andhra Pradesh,” he said.
Attacking BJP leadership, he said, "BJP’s important leaders have lost...the BJP (Telangana unit) president has lost... what will Yogi (Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath) say? what will Mr Amit Shah and what will Prime Minister Narendra Modi say?", he asked.