Narendra Modi and Mamata Banerjee are two sides of same coin: Asaduddin Owaisi

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In an exclusive interview to Aaj Tak, Asaduddin Owaisi said there is no difference between Narendra Modi and Mamata Banerjee. He said Mamata Banerjee's recent comments are "exposing her badly".
There is no difference between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee because they are "two sides of the same coin", said All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Thursday.

Speaking to Aaj Tak in an exclusive interview, Asaduddin Owaisi said the manner in which Mamata Banerjee is speaking these days exposes her badly. "I am thankful to her for speaking in that language. She is showing that there is no real difference between her party and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)."

Asaduddin Owaisi was referring to Mamata Banerjee's recent comments and actions where she allegedly sought to elucidate her Hindu identity by reciting the Chandipath or telling her gotra at election rallies.

Attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Asaduddin Owaisi said, "He goes to Bangladesh and says he took part in satyagraha [for Bangladesh's liberation]. Then his own people say one crore Muslims in India are illegal immigrants. What does that tell you? BJP is going full on with their Hindutva ideology."

'Contesting Bengal polls to fill political vacuum'

Asked why his party decided to field candidates in West Bengal this time, Owaisi said his party had done the groundwork beforehand.

"We had already established our party in…
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