Owaisi slams govt for ‘Bharat Ratna’ to Vajpayee


New Delhi: Asaduddin Owaisi, the chief of All India Majlis-E-Muslimeen racked another controversy on Monday after he slammed Modi government for conferring ‘Bharat Ratna’ to Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

Owaisi has alleged that former PM AB Vajpayee was also behind the destruction of Babri Masjid. He said that on December 5, 1992 Vajpayee gave a speech which had communal overtures indirectly calling for breaking down the existing structure in Ayodhya.

Owaisi claims that the speech is still available on YouTube. He said that such a person was conferred the highest award by the Modi government and hence no justice can be expected from the current regime.

He has also attacked the government for conferring Padma Vibhushan Award to senior BJP leader Lal Krishna Advani criticising him for his RathYatra movement.