Asaduddin Owaisi knows how to remain in the limelight. He finds a communal angle in every issue and turns it into a political issue to fulfil his agenda. He tries to project himself as the tallest leader of the Muslim community. For that, he gives sermons on what could be acceptable to the Muslims and what the government should do or should not do. But the fact is that he is nothing more than a local politician. Many Muslims have raised voices against him for his self-appointed monopoly over issues of the Muslim community.
Mughal Prince Tucy calls out Owaisi’s Communal Politics
Recently, Yakub Habeebuddin Tucy aka Prince Tucy came down heavily against Asaduddin Owaisi. He criticised Owaisi and blamed him for indulging in communal politics. He called Owaisi a great-grandson of Tulsi Ram and further went on to state Owaisi’s whole genealogy. He blamed Owaisi for provoking Muslims in the Gyanvapi case and demanded actions against him.
For a reminder, Tucy is the great-grandchild of the Mughal ruler Bahadur Shah Zafar. Alleging Owaisi, he said, “Owaisi is not able to properly guard the mosques of Hyderabad, but is instigating Muslims on the Gyanvapi issue”.
This is not the first time that Tucy has spoken against Owaisi. Rather he has been a vocal critic of Owaisi. In the past, Tucy used several different unparliamentary words and name-called Owaisi. It is interesting to note that Tucy is a resident of Hyderabad which is exaggerated to be the den for Owaisi’s ideology. Evidently, Asaduddin Owaisi has been continuously winning from Hyderabad but it seems that he is now facing a major challenge as a Muslim leader in his own constituency. With all these statements Tucy wants to challenge the hegemony of Owaisi in Hyderabad.
Communal Owaisi rejected by the Muslims across all states of India
Asaduddin Owaisi has been trying to increase his footholds in all states and for that has fielded several candidates on AIMIM tickets. But he has been outright rejected by Muslims with an exception of the Bihar Election. Bihar elections, for a short time, gave the wrong impressions of acceptance for Owaisi’s ideology among the Muslims. But further elections proved that results of Bihar election were just a fluke or a combination of local issues and impact of local leaders.
His party faced humiliation in the West Bengal polls and failed to win even a single seat. In the UP elections more people cast their votes in favour of NOTA (0.69%) than for the communal political parties like AIMIM (0.47%). This clearly reflects that his communal politics was outright rejected by the Muslims of UP, Bengal and rest of the states.
All these developments show that the tall claims of Asaduddin Owaisi are shallow and unfounded as he is not the voice of all Muslims. He can remain in his fool’s paradise as his communal visions will never fructify. The Muslim community in India doesn’t endorse his communal politics and counter opinions are now coming out in the open. This is the greatest positivity of democracy. Every voter is capable of deciding for himself/herself and Asaduddin Owaisi should stop this proprietary of Muslim community.