All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen chief Asaduddin Owaisi has called Aam Aadmi Party leader and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal “RSS ka chota recharge,” accusing him of following the politics of Hindutva.
Owaisi’s attack came after AAP decided to organise Sundar Kand Path, a segment of the Hindu epic Ramayana, in all Vidhan Sabha constituencies of Delhi.
“Chhota Recharge of RSS has decided that Sunderkand Path will be organised in every assembly constituency of Delhi on the first Tuesday of every month. This decision was taken because of the inauguration [of Ram temple] on January 22,” the Hyderabad MP posted on X.
He further said, “Let me remind you that these people had maintained silence on the issue of Bilkis Bano and had said that they only want to talk on issues like education and health. Is Sunderkand lesson education or health? The real thing is that they are afraid of justice. Giving full support to the agenda of the Sangh. Let us not even talk about Babri, you keep playing the flute of justice, love, so-and-so and at the same time keep strengthening Hindutva. Wow!”.
Speaking to news agency ANI later, Owaisi said, “When I saw that the Delhi CM and his government have decided that there will be Sunderkand Path and Hanuman Chalisa recitation every Tuesday, I asked how are you different from the BJP? There is no difference between BJP-RSS and you.”
He added, “Look at their hypocrisy. Some say that they will go to the Saryu river, some say that this Path will be included in educational centres and in hospitals…You are walking the path of Narendra Modi. You want to do what he is doing. So what is the difference between you and the BJP-RSS.
He said, “Most parties are bent on winning the majority of community votes. The politics of competitive Hindutva is being adopted. I appeal to all Muslims in the county to observe this. If even now our secular Hindu brothers and Muslims do not notice this, who will be at fault?”
In response, AAP MP Raghav Chadda shot back at Owaisi, saying that the Delhi Chief Minister does not require a certificate from any leader.