An FIR has been lodged against Maharashtra Samajwadi Party President Abu Azmi in Azamgarh on Tuesday over using abusive language against Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath. In a private event in Mumbai, while reacting to CM Yogi’s decision of renaming certain cities in Uttar Pradesh, he said that Azamgarh was not founded by Yogi Adityanath’s father and he could not change its name as it was founded and named by Azam Shah. He also commented on PM Modi and said he will be sent to Gujarat where he belongs. He used the hindi phrase ‘Dhobi Ka Kutta na Ghar ka na Ghaat ka’ for PM Modi and crossed all the limits of indecency in Indian politics.
On massive public demand and keeping the cultural significance in mind, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath changed the name of certain cities. Recently, the names of Allahabad and Faizabad have been changed to Prayagraj and Ayodhya respectively. This decision by Yogi Government has put the opposition parties in trouble and since then these parties have been creating unnecessary fuss to defame CM Yogi Adityanath.
Abu Azmi seems to have forgotten the sanctity of the political office. These derogatory remarks have left a big question mark on his ability to run a public office. He is currently a member of Maharashtra Legislative assembly and represents Mankhurd Shivaji Nagar Constituency. Azmi has also been a member of Rajya Sabha from Uttar Pradesh from November 2002 to 2008. Samajwadi party members are known for their irresponsible behavior and indecent public comments. The unparliamentary language used by Abu Azami shows the mentality of the whole opposition against PM Modi and CM Yogi.
Abu Azmi further claimed that the invaders like Babar and Mir Banki preached secularism and it doesn’t make much of a difference if a single temple was demolished by them. His remarks seem divisive amid long pending Ayodhya Temple issue awaiting the Supreme Court’s decision.
Abu Azmi is known for his frequent resorts to divisive politics. His controversial and bitter language is a threat to peace and fraternity of the country.
Abu Azmi is a staunch supporter of Islam and he did not even hesitate in hailing terrorist Zakir Naik as a hero. Interestingly, Mumbai police had arrested Abu Azmi in 1993 in a bomb blast case and was kept in jail for a year and later acquitted from charges.
He has been criticised for his anti-women remarks. Abu Azmi created a ruckus with his comments by stating that women should be awarded death penalty for consensual sex outside marriage.
In 2012, a Metropolitan Magistrate court in Mumbai convicted Azmi over a provocative speech. Azmi had allegedly said, “If Islam were to be attacked, he would not be bothered if India was to face another partition.”
The opposition is allegedly standing together to stop PM Modi in 2019 elections but it seems that in desperation of returning back to power they have stooped very low. Sooner or later they need to look out for each other if such indecent and disrespectful comments from their senior leaders continue.
The people of India appear to have already sidelined the opposition in the previous elections. The opposition needs to come out from their petty politics and should focus on real issues rather than showing indecent conduct in public life.