MIM withdraws support to the Government confirms Owaisi
November 12, 2012 - Hyderabad
The MIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi confirmed that the party has withdrawn support to both the State Government and the Centre. Speaking at a media conference on Monday, he said that the decision came out after a party meeting. The decision was taken in the back drop of the arrest of the MIM MLAs on Monday as a precautionary measure by the police in old city temple case and the Government allowed erection of a canopy over the temple abutting Charminar in alleged violation of the Court's order to maintain status quo.
Owaisi said that the party has taken this decision in protest against the decisions taken by the Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy and added that the party would not extend support to any one that gives support to Sangh Parivar.
He said that the MIM is writing letters to both the Governor and the President on the party's decision withdrawing support. The MIM leader said that Muslims in the State are subjected to severe problems after the death of late YS Rajasekhara Reddy and added that the YSR Congress Party president YS Jagan Mohan Reddy is a good friend. He said that Muslims were put to heavy loss in Adoni, Sangareddy, Miryalaguda and in old city violent incidents and the government is not bothered in protecting them and instead are fabricating false cases on the Muslim youth. He charged that the government cannot stop them by using police force. The MIM will tour the State and enlighten the people of the Congress stand and the party is ready to face elections at any moment. He reiterated once again that MIM will not go by its decision.
Congress Government enjoys narrow majority
The MIM has seven members in the 295-member assembly and its support is crucial for the survival of the Congress government, which has a narrow majority.
Reacting over the development, the Pradesh Congress Committee president Botcha Satyanarayana said that it would request the MIM to reconsider the decision and said that there is no threat to the ruling Congress Government. On the issue of police arrests, he said that any government who ever in the power would deal like what they did.