Hyderabad: The Hyderabad-based India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen or AIMIM party has announced to boycott the proceedings of Telangana Legislative assembly and council on 8th of September as a mark of protest against a resolution seeking Bharat Ratna for Former Prime Minister Late P V Narasimha Rao. 'Our party cannot support the resolution and discussion on centenary celebration of late PM", a statement from the party said.
Speaking to Newsmeter, AIMIM MLC Syed Amen UL Hasan Jafri said,"Our (referring to the party) stand on the issue has been very clear, even in 2005 when Andhra Pradesh (united) legislative assembly had taken up a condolence resolution following the demise of former PM Late PV Narsimha Rao, our party floor leader MLA Akbar Uddin Owaisi stated that the Indian Muslim community would never forget the demolition of the Babri masjid happened during his prime ministership. He (referring to the former PM) was a silent spectators to sequence of unfortunate events that impacted the muslim community.We stand by the decision to boycott the assembly and council sessions. In 2005 the party legislators and council member walked out and the same has been repeated on 8th of September, 2020. The MLC concluded that the views are entitled to the AIMIM party only.
The Telangana government in its ongoing assembly session passed a resolution seeking to declare 'Bharath Ratna' award to former Prime Minister PV Narsimha Rao after his demise.'The Telangana legislative assembly unanimously resolves requesting the central government to announce the Bharat Ratna award after his demise to the son of Telangana during the centenary celebrations. the statesman who was the first person from South India to become prime minister, architect of new economic reforms, distinctive diplomat, and visionary who paid way to extraordinary intellects' the resolution set.
The government also announced to re-name Necklace road after the late Prime Minister and requested to establish a portrait in the parliament complex and add P.V Narsimha Rao to the Central University.