AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Wednesday said he won’t support Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in his fight against a Central ordinance as the AAP chief follows “hard Hindutva”.Kejriwal is seeking support from opposition leaders against the Centre’s ordinance on the control of services in the national capital.
“Why did Kejriwal support the BJP on Article 370? Why is he crying now? I’m not going to support Kejriwal, because not just soft Hindutva, he follows hard Hindutva,” Owaisi said.
When Article 370 was revoked on August 5, 2019, Kejriwal lent support to the BJP-led Centre’s decision.
He had tweeted, “We support the govt on its decisions on J&K.We hope this will bring peace and development in the state.” So far, Kejriwal has met Uddhav Thackeray, K Chandrashekar Rao, Tejashwi Yadav and Mamata Banerjee.He also met CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury.
He is slated to meet Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin and Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren soon.
Speaking on delimitation, Asaduddin Owaisi said that delimitation of parliamentary constituencies on the basis of population will lead to huge social movement as this will bring down the number of Lok Sabha seats in those states which are performing well in controlling population.
He agreed with Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) Working President KT Rama Rao that delimitation on population basis will do a gross injustice to the southern states which have been controlling the population in line with the policies of the Central government.
“It’s is a big cause of concern, a friction point that will lead to huge social movement.
People will come out on the streets,” Owaisi told reporters.He said that the concern on this issue was voiced for the last five years.“You can’t penalise states for controlling population.How can you penalise states whose TFR (total fertility rate) has come down and which is lower than national TFR,” he asked.
He wondered how in a federal system, states controlling population can be punished by bringing down their parliamentary seats thereby limiting their influence in government formation at the Centre.“If we have to go forward we have to find a way where states do not lose their parliament seats just because they controlled the population,” said the Hyderabad MP.
Owaisi demanded that the BJP and Sangh Parivar to spell out their stand on the issue.“They voice concern about the growing population.
Now they should come forward and say what is their stand on this,” he said.