AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi on Friday alleged that Congress has a history of not fulfilling its promises and accused the grand old party of “betraying” people. The Congress has announced six poll guarantees in Telangana on the line of five guarantees in Karnataka and assured that if it comes to power in Telangana it will implement them in the state. “This is election season. They are making promises as they like. It is another matter whether they are all implemented or not. You can see in Karnataka, after the promises were made, scholarships of poor children were reduced. There is no electricity for farmers. The promises of Congress never get fulfilled. They make promises to deceive and that is their history,” the Hyderabad MP told PTI here.
On senior Congress leader P Chidambaram apologising for the loss of lives during the Telangana statehood agitation, Owaisi said realisation dawned on the grand old party too late in the day. The Congress did not carry out bifurcation of undivided Andhra Pradesh properly, leaving issues related to river water sharing and division of assets between Andhra Pradesh and Telangana unresolved, he alleged. In the upcoming polls in Telangana, Owaisi expressed confidence that his party would win all the nine seats in which it is contesting.
“Our campaigning is going good. AIMIM’s specialty is that we don’t only prepare for elections, but we are with the people throughout the 12 months. Our leaders are accessible, and I hope that all our seven MLAs will win and we will also succeed in Rajendra Nagar and Jubilee Hills seats,” he said. Owaisi highlighted that several schemes for minority welfare have been implemented during the last nine-and-half years of the BRS government following AIMIM’s representation. “No communal riots happened (in Telangana during the BRS regime),” he added. The AIMIM has declared support for the ruling BRS in the assembly elections in constituencies where the former is not in the fray. On the Israel-Hamas conflict, Owaisi called for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza.