New Delhi: AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Wednesday (September 21, 2022) reacted to the meeting of Muslim intellectuals with Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat and said “they have nothing to do with the ground reality”. After this came the statement of the MP of Hyderabad Bhagwat had recently met former Lieutenant Governor of Delhi Najeeb Jango.Former Chief Election Commissioner SY Qureshi, former Aligarh Muslim University vice-chancellor Zameer Uddin Shah, former MP Shahid Siddiqui as well as businessman Saeed Sherwani.
“The ideology of the Sangh is known to all and these Muslim elites are meeting Bhagwat. They have nothing to do with the ground reality,” Owaisi told reporters.
barrister @asadowaisi talked to the media @myogiadityanath Government’s illegal survey of Waqf properties He also talked about Hijab and many other issues https://t.co/CzJ5h6V2X4— AIMIM (@aimim_national) September 21, 2022
Earlier today, RSS chief also visited a mosque and a madrasa in Delhi and discussed with the head of All India Imam Organization. Bhagwat went to a mosque on Kasturba Gandhi Marg in central Delhi and then visited Madrasa Tajveedul Quran in Azadpur in north Delhi.
In the madrassa, he interacted with the children and heard them reciting the Quran. According to a Sangh functionary accompanying him, Bhagwat also spoke to the children about the need to know more about the nation and stressed that while the methods of worship may differ, all religions should be respected. .
He held talks for about an hour with Umar Ahmed Ilyasi, the head of the All India Imam Organization at the mosque, which also houses the All India Imam Sangathan’s office and the cleric’s residence.
“He is a ‘Father of the Nation’. We discussed many issues to strengthen the country,” Ilyasi told news agency PTI. He said that Bhagwat had visited the mosque and madrasa on his invitation.
“This journey of Bhagwat should send a message that we all want to work towards strengthening India. For all of us, the nation comes first. Our DNA is the same, just our religion and worship of God. The methods are different, Ilyasi said.
Bhagwat was accompanied by senior RSS functionaries, including joint general secretary Krishna Gopal and Muslim Rashtriya Manch’s patron Indresh Kumar.
In a statement after the visits, RSS Prachar Pramukh Sunil Ambekar said, “The Sarsanghchalak meets people from all walks of life. It is a part of the continuous normal ‘samvad’ process.”
(with agency input)