Hyderabad: Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy declared on Sunday that the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) is the State BJP’s main opponent in GHMC elections.
Kishan Reddy tried to impress upon the Muslims that the party was not against them. “We oppose the MIM because it persecutes and harasses Muslims of old city through extortion with the help of hooligans, we oppose the MIM as a political opponent and not as a representative of Muslims,” he said.
Countering the allegations of TRS that BJP was trying to incite communal violence to benefit in GHMC elections, Kishan Reddy, participating in a ‘Meet the Press’ organised by the Hyderabad Press Club here, said BJP ran 80 per cent of the municipal corporations in the entire nation and Prime Minister Narendra Modi had been running the country for the past six years without any major communal incident or extremist attack.
He assured the voters that the BJP would look into the matter of declaration of Telangana Liberation Day on September 17 by the Centre itself to end the decades-long controversy.