In a blog written on the occasion of his mother’s 100th birthday, the Prime Minister recalled his memories with childhood friend Abbas.
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi should ask his “childhood friend Abbas” if suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma’s comments on Prophet Muhammad are objectionable or not, Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi has said.
Mr. Owaisi’s fresh attack on the Prime Minister comes a week after Ms. Sharma’s remarks kicked up a political storm and sparked a wave of protest in various states of the country.
In a blog post written on the occasion of his mother Heeraben Modi’s 100th birthday, the Prime Minister recalled his memories with childhood friend Abbas.
“A close friend of my father used to stay in a nearby village. After his untimely death, my father brought his friend’s son, Abbas, to our home. He stayed with us and completed his studies. Mother was as affectionate and caring towards Abbas just like she did for all of us siblings. Every year on Eid, she used to prepare his favorite dishes,” the blog read.
Taking a dig at the PM, the Aimim chief said, “The Prime Minister remembered his friend after eight years. We did not know you had this friend. We appeal to the Prime Minister, please call Mr. Abbas, if he is there and make him listen to the speeches of Asaduddin Owaisi and Ulemas (religious leaders) and ask him if we are lying,”Mr Owaisi said.
“If you share the address, I will go to Abbas. I will ask him if what Nupur Sharma said about Prophet Muhammad is objectionable or not. And he will agree that she spoke rubbish,” Mr. Owaisi added.
The Hyderabad MP went on and said “You remembered your friend. It’s also possible that it is a story, how do I know! He had also promised ‘acche din’, they have come,” Mr. Owaisi added.