HYDERABAD: All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen (MIM) Chief Asaduddin Owaisi has kicked up a controversy once again on Sunday and questioned the conferring of the Bharat Ratna award to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpaee and Padma Vibhushan to veteran leader LK Advani.
Owaisi has made a sensational communal charge against Vajpayee, linking the former Prime Minister to the Babri Demolition and said that Atal doesn't deserve the nation's highest honour because of his culpability.
The MIM Chief further questioned, “Why the second highest civilian award Padma Vibhushan award was given to LK Advani , alleging that he played a role in Babri Masjid Demolition.”
Reacting to Owaisi’s remarks, Telangana BJP Chief Kishan Reddy said, “The country knows what Vajpayee Ji is. Advani Ji and Atal Ji don’t need any certificate from Owaisi.” Owaisi should be arrested for the comments and action should be taken against him.
Founder member of BJP and former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was conferred the country’s highest civilian award, Bharat Ratna at his residence by President Pranab Mukherjee.