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Asaduddin Owaisi to adopt village in Azamgarh
Saturday December 6, 2014 11:38 PM, News Desk

Hyderabad MP and President of the All India Majlis-e-Ittahadul-Muslimeen (MIM) Asaduddin Owaisi has decided to adopt a village in Azamgarh under the Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana launched by the Modi government.

Asaduddin Owaisi

"Hyderabad is an urban constituency, it doesn't have villages, so I have decided to identify and apply to the concerned ministry for the adoption of a village in Azamgarh", Asaduddin Owaisi said while talking to The Economic Times.

He added that his expedition to so far up north to Uttar Pradesh to find a village to adopt "should not be looked at negatively."

Azamgarh is Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav's constituency. Since Asaduddin Owaisi has already announced his intention to contest the Uttar Pradesh state election, his decision to adopt a village in Azamgarh is seen more as political. Owaisi however has the opposite view.

"Just because Azamgarh is Mulayam Singh Yadav's constituency does not mean I cannot adopt a village there. The government has started a scheme, and I want to participate in that, if my constituency does not afford me the opportunity for it, I will look elsewhere", he said.

In a veiled attack on the government's silence on arrest of the Azamgarh youths in terror cases, Owaisi said, "I want to bring forward other aspects of the place, it is not just the Azamgarh of terror suspects, but the Azamgarh of Shibli College and its contribution to the freedom struggle of this country".

Interestingly, Owaisi's decision to adopt an Azamagarh village came at a time when it is reported that the BJP MPs in Uttar Pradesh are deliberately chosing villages for adoption that have no Muslim population.

It is also reported that the village Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, one of the few Muslims in the BJP, has chosen has very few Muslims.

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