Congress Puts A Price On Owaisi’s Speeches? AIMIM Chief Says Was Offered Rs 25 Lakh To Cancel Telangana Rally

Congress Puts A Price On Owaisi’s Speeches? AIMIM Chief Says Was Offered Rs 25 Lakh To Cancel Telangana RallyAsaduddin Owaisi. (Photo by Waseem Andrabi/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

The All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi, yesterday (19 November) accused the Congress party of offering him Rs 25 lakh for cancelling his public rallies in Telangana’s Nirmal town.

“The Congress offered me Rs 25 lakh to cancel my rally here. What more proof of their arrogance is needed? I am not the one who can be bought.” Owaisi said in Nirmal.

Owaisi had earlier refused to be part of the Congress-led Mahakutami in Telangana and had stated that he finds Rahul Gandhi and Chandrababu Naidu’s union strange. He went on to say that he would make Telangana free from both BJP and Congress as reported by India.com.

Owaisi also took potshots at the Bhartiya Janta Party and said “The BJP in its manifesto for Telangana elections 2018 promises to distribute 1 lakh cows in the state. Will they give one to me also? I promise I will keep it with the utmost respect, but the question is will they give? It is not a laughing matter, just think about it.”