No invitation to AIMIM for Opp meet, Owaisi says ‘we are political untouchables for them’

Asaduddin Owaisi

New Delhi: Criticising the 26-like minded parties for not inviting All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) in the two-day opposition meeting that concluded in Bengaluru on Tuesday, party leader Waris Pathan said that the “so called” secular parties are treating them as “political untouchables”.

The AIMIM spokesperson also questioned how can someone ignore Asaduddin Owaisi’s party, as per ANI.

“The so called secular parties did not call us, we are political untouchables for them. There are leaders who were once with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) including Nitish Kumar, Uddhav Thackeray and Mehbooba Mufti. We saw Arvind Kejriwal abusing Congress during the Gujarat Assembly elections, but even he is sitting in Bengaluru. Even we (AIMIM) are putting efforts to defeat BJP in 2024, but they (Opposition parties) are ignoring Asaduddin Owaisi and our party,” he said.

The two-day joint meeting came to an end on Tuesday with the 26 parties agreeing to come up under one name– Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance, or INDIA.

On Tuesday, while addressing the media after the meeting, Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge said, “Earlier, we were UPA and now all the 26 parties have given a name to the opposition and that is – Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA). Everybody has agreed upon this, and the resolution for the name was passed unanimously.”

The development came as top leaders of 26 opposition parties from across the country met in Bengaluru on Tuesday to discuss a united strategy to take on the ruling NDA alliance at the Centre, led by Narendra Modi, in the 2024 Lok Sabha polls.

“It is a collective effort. We all sat together, and we all decided on names. Rahul ji spearheaded this, he justified why it should be INDIA. He argued for it,” Srinate told ANI.

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