He also attacked the Congress for backing suspension of his party MLA in Maharashtra Legislative Assembly and adoption of the censure motion in Madhya Pradesh House today against his refusal to chant the slogan.
"RSS' gameplan is nothing but to try to implement what (Hindutva ideologue) Savarkar said in his book on Hindutva. When I made that statement (refusal to chant the slogan), I knew this is what RSS wants to do," the Hyderabad MP said.
Owaisi said he had always been against Hindutva and not against Hinduism. "Even Savarkar says in his same Hindutva book that Hindutva is different and Hinduism is different. Basically, this (raising the slogan issue) is nothing but RSS, by insisting on saying this slogan, this (the issue) is being used and abused for ghar wapsi," he alleged.
Owaisi said no Muslim in the world would pray to his country. "But I am a loyal citizen (of India), I even don't pray to Saudi Arabia despite Saudi Arabia having the two holiest places for any Muslim. I don't pray to the country but I pray to Allah but I am loyal citizen of this country. This whole
argument...oh! this man (Owaisi) is anti-national...no. I don't pray to my country but I love my country; I am loyal to my country," Owaisi said.


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