In response to AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi’s recent comment labeling Telangana Pradesh Congress chief Revanth Reddy as an “RSS puppet,” West Bengal Congress chief Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury accused Owaisi of strategically diverting votes from Congress to benefit the BJP. Speaking in Murshidabad, Chowdhury claimed that Owaisi accepts bribes from the BJP to facilitate this.
Chowdhury argued that while the BJP claims to be fighting corruption, they should first address the alleged corruption within their own ranks. He also commented on the BJP’s reliance on Owaisi in Telangana, suggesting that the BJP turns to him to counter a “storm of change” in the state.
The Congress leader highlighted Rahul Gandhi’s support for a caste-based census, stating that it poses a challenge to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s goal of consolidating Hindu votes under the banner of Hindutva. Chowdhury accused Modi of engaging in communal politics and emphasized the need for a caste census to inform government schemes.
Addressing the treatment request of jailed West Bengal Minister Jyotipriya Mallick, Chowdhury sarcastically suggested the establishment of a barrack at SSKM Hospital named ‘Service for Didi’s thieves.’ He also commented on a recent lynching incident, expressing concern over the lack of information about the perpetrator and hinting at internal links within the Trinamool Congress.
Finally, Chowdhury criticized the BJP for making the Ram Mandir a focal point in their electoral campaigns, contrasting it with Congress’s commitment to abide by the Supreme Court’s decision. He distinguished between the BJP’s politicized portrayal of Lord Ram and the traditional, devotional perception in India.