Moradabad: AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Thursday said that Congress and leaders of that time were responsible for the partition of the country. The comment came a day after Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party chief OP Rajbhar's statement which said had Mohammed Ali Jinnah been made the first Prime Minister of India, there would not have been partition.
Rajbhar had also blamed the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh for the historic event.
Addressing a public rally, Owaisi said that Partition did not happen due to Muslims but due to Jinnah.
"At that time, only those Muslims could vote who were influential like nawabs or degree holders. Congress and leaders of that time were responsible for partition," Owaisi said
Meanwhile, On Friday Samajwadi Party (SP) President Akhilesh Yadav, for the first time has ruled out any alliance with the AIMIM. He said that he would welcome any party that wants to defeat the BJP but the AIMIM will not be a partner.
Samajwadi Party and Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party (SBSP) had entered into an alliance ahead of the 2022 Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections which also lead to fissures in the Bhagidari Sankalp Morcha floated by SBSP chief Om Prakash Rajbhar.
The AIMIM was an important constituent of the Morcha but after Rajbhar announced his pact with the SP at a rally in Mau on October 27, an uneasy calm has been prevailing among other Morcha members.
AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi has not made any statement on his relationship with the Morcha and Rajbhar too, has been maintaining a studied silence on the issue.
Assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh are slated for early next year.