Hyderabad, Oct 10 : Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) Minorities Department Chairman Shaik Abdullah Sohail on Thursday questioned the silence of All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) over the on-going RTC employees strike.
It is strange that AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi, who is also Hyderabad MP, did not speak anything either the difficulties being faced by the people due to RTC strike and the illegal manner in which Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao had ordered dismissal of more than 48,000 employees, he said in a release here.
He (Owaisi) is quick to tweet about everything that happens in the world. But his thoughts and fingers apparently gets paralysed when it comes to raising the issues concerning people of Hyderabad, he said.
Mr Sohail said it was shocking that despite having one MP, 7 MLAs, 2 MLCs and over three dozen Corporators in Hyderabad, the MIM leaders remain silent on public issues.
In terms of strength in Assembly, presently Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) is the second largest party. Unfortunately, its MLAs lack qualities to raise and represent the public issues, the Congress leader said MIM leaders have no guts to either condemn Mr Rao's illegal action of dismissing RTC employees or to speak in favour of common people who are forced to pay extra charges to travel in private buses and other modes of transport.
MIM leaders have repeatedly failed to represent the people of Hyderabad in a proper manner. But they still call themselves a National party and aspire to win seats in the October 21 Maharashtra Assembly election he pointed out.
Mr Asaduddin Owaisi should first fulfil his duties as Hyderabad MP and later dream of becoming a National leader, he added. (UNI)