All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) president Asaduddin Owaisi has termed the statement of Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad as ‘unfortunate’ who stated that the centre have given Muslims ‘proper sanctity’. The AIMIM leader said it’s not Ravi Shankar Prasad who has given Muslims proper sanctity but our Constitution.
Owaisi said, “We gave them sanctity? Who are ‘We’?It is the Constitution that has given rights, our rights are protected under that.” Asserting that the Constitution is supreme, Owaisi said that Ravi Shankar’s work is to implement those constitutional rights.
“In a democracy like India, we have got full freedom to choose our leaders. Ravi Shankar needs to understand that the Constitution is supreme,” he added. Union Minister for Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad on Friday asserted that Muslims do not vote for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), but still the government has given them ‘proper sanctity’.
While addressing at the Hero Mindmine Summit, Prasad said, “Prasad said, “We salute the diversity of India. There are two ways of looking at it and let me be very frank today. There has been a campaign against us for a long time. But today we are here because of the blessings of the people of India. We are ruling 15 states on our own. We have got 13 Chief Ministers. We are ruling the country. Have we victimised any Muslim gentleman working in industry or in service? Have we dismissed them? We don’t get Muslim votes, I acknowledge very clearly. But have we given them proper sanctity or not?”
(With ANI inputs)