Hyderabad: All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) president Asaduddin Owaisi has reacted to the challenge of Rahul Gandhi to contest the 2024 Lok Sabha elections from Hyderabad. "The Congress leader should accept the challenge, it is a matter between two people. One is challenging and the other should accept it."
Owaisi on Sunday challenged Congress MP Rahul Gandhi to contest the Lok Sabha elections from Hyderabad. Owaisi had said, "Congress leaders should contest elections from Hyderabad this time, not Wayanad. I challenge you to come to Hyderabad. Why Wayanad?"
AIMIM chief Owaisi is a four-time MP from Hyderabad. He also cited the demolition of the Babri Masjid during the Congress rule. Owaisi said that a mosque that was demolished in the secretariat in Hyderabad was rebuilt, but the Babri Masjid did not happen.
The Congress and AIMIM are locked in a bitter battle in Telangana as the two parties are trying to win the upcoming state assembly elections. The state is expected to go to polls later this year.
#WATCH | Delhi: "The challenge should be accepted. This is a matter between two people, one is giving the challenge and the other has to accept it," says Union Minister Anurag Thakur on Asaduddin Owaisi's challenge to Rahul Gandhi to contest elections from Hyderabad pic.twitter.com/6RA8S8twiW
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Earlier this month, Gandhi had said the BJP, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao's Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) and AIMIM were working together in the state.
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