Well-known poet and writer Javed Akhtar hit out at All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen party (AIMIM) leader Asaduddin Owaisi in Parliament. He (Owaisi) said he will not say `Bharat mata ki jai` as the Constitution does not require him to say so. The Constitution even does not ask him to wear sherwani (dress) and topi (cap). I don’t care to know whether saying ‘Bharat mata ki jai’ is my duty or not, it is my right,” Akhtar said amid thundering applause. Unfortunately, there are so many vote bank greedy leaders dividing people into Hindu, Muslim, Jat, Gujjar, Patel, Marathi Manoos and what not. We all have to beware of such political ‘vultures’ and stand united forever.
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