New Delhi: After the controversial remark made by Union Law Miniser Ravi Shankar Tripathi on "sanctity of Muslims" that created a stir, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi reacted stating its's a minister's duty to ensure justice and equality. "Is the minister (Ravishankar Prasad) trying to patronize or threaten us? Yes we didn't vote for you and will continue to do so… but it's your constitutional duty to ensure justice and equality as you have taken oath of constitution," the Hyderabad MP said.
"Who is the minister to say BJP gave us sanctity it is the constitution who gave sanctity. Government and parties will come and go but constitution will remain as it is supreme," he added.
Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad was speaking at the Mindmine Summit in Delhi where he said, "We have got 13 chief ministers of our own. We are ruling the country. Have we victimized any Muslim gentleman working in the industry or service? Have we dismissed them? We don't get Muslim votes. I acknowledge very clearly, but we have given them proper sanctity or not?"
He was responding to question asked about related to development having an impact on culture and diversity. Prasad, however, clarified his statement on Twitter today morning.
"My stand is very clear. Narendra Modi government believes in inclusive society. It respects the vibrant cultural diversity of India. Every Indian, be it Hindu, Muslim, Christian or a citizen of marginalized deprived community. Development of all is our concern. We don't measure the development of Indian citizen on the yardsticks of vote bank," he said.