Hyderabad: Claiming there is no ‘Modi wave’ in this Lok Sabha polls like in 2014, AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi said Thursday a ‘non-BJP, non-Congress’ front is likely to form the government at the Centre with a regional leader emerging as a Prime Minister.
Owaisi, a three-time MP from the Hyderabad parliamentary constituency, also said the upcoming Lok Sabha polls will be an ‘open election’ and there will be a fight for every single seat of the total 543 constituencies.
Owaisi, who will be contesting from Hyderabad seat again this time, said that his party All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen (AIMIM) is definitely a part of the ‘non-BJP, non-Congress’ front led by Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) founder and Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao.
This front would be necessary to represent India’s political diversity and there are many regional leaders who are much more capable than Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress president Rahul Gandhi, Owaisi pointed out.
Owaisi claimed that the BJP out of ‘desperation’ is bringing national security narrative in the poll discourse to ‘hide its failures’, but people will not fall again on his ‘jumlas’ (false promises) and will vote responsibly.
“There was surgical strike, then Balakote air strike and now anti-satellite missile test (Mission Shakti) – the poll narrative is changing every day. All these are signs of desperation to win this election” Owaisi asserted.
“Why it took five years for such a crucial test? Why he (Modi) waited for election time. Was he waiting some auspicious moment? Was he worried about losing space along with people and TV? Why did he choose this time just days before polls?” Owaisi asked, while adding that the PM is only doing ‘jumlebazi’ to divert focus from unemployment, inflation and other issues.
As the BJP’s defeat is inevitable, going forward, its poll discourse will therefore change every day, he stated. “You will hear how PM’s poll narrative will change going forward. Modi will warm up in the first phase and the debate will heat up from the second phase till the festival of Ramadan. But people will not fall for his gimmicks,” stated the AIMIM chief.