All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi has reacted strongly to Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s remarks that the Bharatiya Janata Party had ‘taught a lesson to rioters in 2002’. Owaisi said the lesson the party imparted was that ‘Bilkis’ rapists will be freed’.
‘What lesson did Amit Shah teach in 2002? Lessons from Naroda Patiya? Lessons from Gulbarga? Best bakery lesson? Lessons from Bilkis Bano?’ Owaisi said in a tweet, while sharing a clip from campaigning for the AIMIM’s Vejalpur candidate in Juhapura, reported ANI .
“Amit Shah today gave a statement during a public rally that they taught a lesson to the rioters of Gujarat in 2002 and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) established permanent peace in the state. I want to tell the MP of this (Ahmedabad) constituency, I want to tell India’s Union Home Minister, that the lesson you taught in 2002 was that Bilkis’ rapists will be freed by you. The lesson you taught was that you will free the murderers of Bilkis’ three-year-old daughter. You also taught us that Ahsan Jafri can be killed. You taught the lesson of Gulbarga bakery, you taught the lesson of Best bakery lesson…which lessons of yours will we remember Amit Shah sahab?” said Owaisi.
“Remember the seat of power is snatched from all. Drunk with power, India’s home minister is saying they taught a lesson… Amit Shah sahab, what lesson did you teach that Delhi communal riots occurred?…,” he added.
Earlier on Friday, while campaigning for Gujarat Assembly elections, Shah had said that the Narendra Modi government in Gujarat established peace in the state and ‘taught lesson’ to the anti-social elements or rioters in 2002.