Asaduddin Owaisi blasts PM Modi’s fighter jet ride, cites Jammu and Kashmir clashes


All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) President Asaduddin Owaisi has lambasted Prime Minister Narendra Modi for taking a sortie in the Tejas light combat aircraft amid ongoing military tensions in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district. Owaisi’s scathing attack came during an election campaign gathering in Hyderabad, highlighting a stark contrast between the Prime Minister’s actions and the situation on the ground.

Modi’s Tejas Flight Sparks Controversy

PM Modi’s flight in the indigenously developed Tejas aircraft in Bengaluru has sparked a political firestorm, with Owaisi questioning the timing of the sortie. The AIMIM leader expressed disbelief and criticized the Prime Minister for what he termed a ‘joy ride’ at a time when soldiers were losing their lives in Rajouri.

AIMIM Leader Asaduddin Owaisi Condemns Modi's Tejas Flight During Rajouri Tensions

AIMIM Leader Asaduddin Owaisi Condemns Modi’s Tejas Flight During Rajouri Tensions. Photo courtesy of Eaglespirit/Wikimedia Commons.

Rajouri Conflict Shadows Modi’s Sortie

The backdrop of Owaisi’s criticism is the recent encounter in Rajouri, where five soldiers, including two Army captains, were killed during a clash with terrorists. This incident has added fuel to Owaisi’s fiery rhetoric, as he draws attention to the seriousness of the situation in contrast to the Prime Minister’s activities.

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Owaisi’s Broader Political Offensive

Beyond his critique of Modi, Owaisi also slammed Defence Minister Rajnath Singh for campaigning for the BJP and exhibiting what he called ‘showcase patriotism.’ He extended his criticism to Union Minister Amit Shah and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, signalling a comprehensive political offensive ahead of the Telangana assembly polls.

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Election Campaign in Full Swing

Amidst these heated exchanges, Owaisi, along with Ahmed Bin Abdullah Balala, is actively campaigning in the Malakpet Assembly Constituency in Hyderabad. With Telangana set for assembly polls on November 30, the political atmosphere is charged, and Owaisi’s remarks have added an intense dimension to the electoral battle.

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The Road to Telangana Polls

The upcoming Telangana assembly polls see the ruling BRS, the main opposition Congress, and the BJP as major contenders, with the counting of votes scheduled for December 3. Owaisi’s recent statements reflect the heightened political stakes and the fervent campaigning underway.

Asaduddin Owaisi’s bold critique of Prime Minister Modi’s Tejas sortie amid the Rajouri conflict has sent shockwaves through the political landscape, adding a dramatic edge to the Telangana election narrative.

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