BJP on Wednesday took a jibe at AIMIM President Asaduddin Owaisi’s remark that he wishes to see a hijab-clad girl as the Prime Minister of India.
Addressing a press conference here on Tuesday, the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) President Owaisi said, BJP wants to destroy secularism and equal opportunity for all in the country. Following this, he said, he wants to see a girl in Hijab as the Prime Minister of the country. The Hyderabad MP’s remarks were made after reporters asked him about Rishi Sunak becoming the first Indian-origin prime minister of the United Kingdom.
— AIMIM (@aimim_national) October 25, 2022
Taking to a microblogging site, BJP’s Shehzad Poonawalla added, “Owaisi Ji hopes that a Hijab wearing girl becomes PM of India! Well, Constitution bars nobody but do tell us when will a Hijab wearing girl get to become President of AIMIM? Let us start with that?.”
ओवैसी जी को उम्मीद है कि हिजाब पहनने वाली लड़की भारत की PM बनेगी! वैसे संविधान किसी को रोकता नहीं है, लेकिन हमें बताएं कि हिजाब पहनने वाली लड़की AIMIM की अध्यक्ष कब बनेगी?
चलिए वहीं से शुरुआत करे? pic.twitter.com/XNYP3Fqk1i
— Shehzad Jai Hind (@Shehzad_Ind) October 26, 2022
In his press conference, Owaisi said that one of the two judges in the Supreme Court bench gave his judgment in favour of the hijab. Later he said, that the judge said it is necessary for Muslim girls to study and, if they want to wear hijab and go for studies then it is not a problem. It is a very positive judgment, the AIMIM chief said.
Following a split decision by a two-judge SC bench, the hijab matter is with the Chief Justice of India (CJI) for the constitution of an appropriate bench.
“BJP think they have danger from halal meat, Muslims’ caps, and their beards. They have problems with their food habits. The party is actually against Muslim identity,” the AIMIM chief said.
“PM’s words ‘Sabka Saath, sab ka Vikas, sabka vishwas’ are empty rhetoric. BJP’s real agenda is to end India’s diversity and Muslim identity,” Owaisi added.
(With ANI Inputs )