Hyderabad: BJP national spokesperson Sambit Patra came down on AIMIM Choef Asaduddin Owaisi for opposing the CAA and inciting people. Calling Owaisi “Instigator in Chief” and “Neo Jinnah”, Patra accused him of wanting to score political brownie points on the issue.
Addressing a conference on ‘A Talk on Constitutional and Moral Imperatives of the CAA: Decoding the Polemics” organised by the party’s legal and legislative department in Hyderabad on Thursday, Patra said, “One is Instigator in Chief and he is not an ordinary person, he is Neo Jinnah. His (Owaisi’s) right hand and accomplice (AIMIM leader Waris Pathan) said 15 crore people (Muslims) can be tough on 100 crore majority population. But, did the Instigator in Chief regret for even 15 seconds?”
The BJP leader accused Owaisi for despite being a barrister he could not understand what CAA is.
“Being a barrister, is he (Asaduddin Owaisi) not able to understand what CAA is? Is he not able to understand that CAA is not anti-Muslim, and not in any way discriminatory? Is he not able to understand that CAA is constitutional?” Patra asked.
Sambit Patra alleged that Owaisi wants to score political brownie points over CAA and divide the country.