Hyderabad: AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi on Tuesday said the role to be played by Federal Front proposed by Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao “will become clear on May 23.”
Owaisi was speaking with reporters at Darussalam, the party headquarters here on Tuesday. On Rao’s Monday meeting with DMK president MK Stalin in Chennai and the reported discussion centering around the formation of a Federal Front of regional parties, Owaisi said: “KCR is on target. He has started something. His efforts show his political vision and sagacity. Everything will become clear on May 23.”
Owaisi also said people were understanding that Federal Front was an alternative before the country. “Regional parties will have a lot of say, and I have been saying for a long time now that there cannot be a government at the Centre without regional parties having a say,” he said.
The results of the ongoing elections to Lok Sabha are scheduled to be announced on May 23.
Owaisi also came out in support of actor-turned-politician Kamal Hasan, president of Makkal Needhi Maiam party in Tamil Nadu, who called Nathuram Godse, the man who killed Mahatma Gandhi, the ‘first Hindu terrorist’. Owaisi asked: “What would you call a man who killed Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of the Nation? Do you call this person a ‘mahatma’ or a ‘rakshasas’? Do you call him a ‘terrorist’ or a ‘mahatma’?”
Owaisi also took a dig at one of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent interviews where he claimed that he ordered the IAF to bomb the terror camps in Balakot of Pakistan as the clouds in the region would provide cover for IAF planes. The AIMIM chief suggested that instead of calling himself a ‘chowkidar’, the Prime Minister should now call himself ‘Air Vice Marshal’.
“That is what he should call himself because he now knows all about clouds, when IAF planes should go and bomb and when rains will come. My sympathies are with all the IAF technical staff and its pilots who have to stand up for this ‘beautiful expertise’ of the Prime Minister after having spent years perfecting what they do,” he said.