New Delhi: All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) president Asaduddin Owaisi on Friday said fringe elements were the core of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government.
"Fringe elements are the core of Modi government," Owaisi said in a panel discussion at 'Agenda Aaj Tak' organised here, adding there was an "Islam phobia".
The Modi government was all about "claims, slogans and banalities" and it had "mastered the art of rioting", he added.
"Nothing concrete has been done in these 18 months. Prime Minister only talks of films and brands", Owaisi said.
Owaisi also said that there is nothing from the government's side to prove that minorities are also part of its much publicised 'Sab Ka Saath - Sab Ka Vikaas' agenda.
Accusing the government of double standard, the MIM Chief and Hyderabad MP said, "The BJP government while announcing reservation in Rajasthan did not take care to maintain the 50% guideline. But, in Maharashtra, the BJP government ignored the Bombay High Court's decision to continue reservation given to Muslims."
Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, the minister of state for parliamentary affairs, said: "Intolerance is that where people are beheaded for their religion. India is a country of love and it is in the DNA of the people to share love."
He added writers and artists returned their awards "only before the Bihar elections" and not later.
Naqvi also said that Bollywood actors Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan spoke about leaving the country under a "fabricated and manufactured atmosphere".