In a bizarre announcement, a BJP worker on Thursday offered Rs 1 crore to anyone who brings All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) leader Asaduddin Owaisi's tongue. The claims were made a day after a student leader of a Meerut college also announced a reward of Rs 21,000 to anyone who cuts the tongue of AIMIM leader.
Dushyant Tomar, a former president of the students union in a Meerut college, burnt an effigy of Owaisi in that city, and offered the reward.
Recently, Asaduddin Owaisi had refused to say Bharat Mata ki Jai, and this had triggered a new controversy.
He said, “I don’t chant that slogan. What are you going to do, (Mohan) Bhagwat sahab,” the Lok Sabha MP from Hyderabad said, adding “I won’t utter that (slogan) even if you put a knife to my throat”.
The statement was made by Owaisi in response to Bhagwat's provocation.