After West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee said she hailed from the 'Shandilya' lineage, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi said political parties have always vying to prove who among them is the bigger Hindu and this is not good for a secular and democratic India. Owaisi said: "Throughout her election campaigning, Mamata Banerjee has been reciting Chandi Path and Durga Paths. Now she said that her Gotra is Shandliya and she is a Hindu Brahmin. If she is saying that she belongs to the upper caste in a state where 27 per cent are Muslims and 22 per cent are Dalits. Where should Muslims and Dalits of West Bengal go, who are not part of the 'varna' system? She's practicing PM Modi & BJP's politics of communalism. They are made for each other." Watch the full video for more details.
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While speaking to media in Tamil Nadu's Trichy on March 31, All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi slammed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on her 'gotra' remark. Owaisi said, "I condemn her remarks in which she is claiming to be from an upper caste community. Where should Muslims and Dalits of West Bengal go, who are not part of 'varna' system? She is practicing Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) politics of communalism." "They are made for each other," he added.
Amid the assembly polls in the state, while addressing a public gathering in Murshidabad on March 27, All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying he called the people of Murshidabad Bangladeshis. Owaisi said, "In Bangladesh, PM Narendra Modi yesterday (March 26) said he did 'Satyagrah' for liberation of Bangladesh. If you did 'Satyagrah' for Bangladesh, then why are you calling people of Murshidabad Bangladeshis. Why are you abusing us?."
A delegation of transgender community met Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari on March 04, and urged him to ensure implementation of the 2014 Supreme Court judgement in the state. The delegation belongs to Kinner Maa Ek Samajik Sanstha, a group comprising transgender people and aims to work for their welfare. Supreme Court in a landmark judgement had declared transgender people as the 'third gender', and ruled that the fundamental rights granted under Indian Constitution will be applicable to them as well. The apex court had also given the transgender people the right to self-identification of their gender as male, female or third gender. "Supreme Court's 2014 judgement has not been implemented in State. Governor assured us that he'll hold talks with concerned officers and resolve issues," said Salma Khan, who heads Kinner Maa Ek Samajik Sanstha.
AIMIM leader Imtiaz Jaleel is under fire for Aurangabad procession. The procession was to celebrate scrapping of plan for Aurangabad lockdown. Jaleel and his supporters were accused of not following covid precautions. Many revellers were seen without masks and no social distancing. Slogans like 'kaun aya, sher aya' (who's here? Lion's here) were raised. The following day, BJP leaders filed complaint against Jaleel. Aurangabad is one of the 10 districts in India with most active Covid-19 cases. On march 31, Aurangabad saw over 700 new cases while Maharashtra saw more than 39,500 cases.
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All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) MP Imtiaz Jaleel's supporters carried him on shoulders and celebrated on March 30 in Maharashtra's Aurangabad after administration decided to lift lockdown there. Jaleel and his supporters were seen without masks amid COVID-19 surge in the state. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has filed police complaint against Imtiaz on March 31 for 'violating' COVID-19 norms. "On one hand he opposes the lockdown and on the other he conspires to increase number of cases. Nobody in his procession was wearing a mask, not even he himself. Case should be registered against him," said BJP city president Sanjay Kenekar.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), leader Kailash Vijayvargiya commented over Hathras gang-rape case. While reacting over a question the leader said, "The accused have been arrested and case has been sent..