As Owaisi guesses, Muslim man in photograph with Prime Minister Modi tells what he whispered in PM's ears
Kolkata: Even as AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi mocked and attempted to guess what the Muslim man in photograph with Prime Minister Narendra Modi may have told the latter, Times Now tracked the man, identified as Zulfikar Ali to find out what he actually whispered in PM's ears.While Owaisi guessed that the man may have told the PM that he was 'not a Bangladeshi' or conveyed displeasure over NRC, the reality is far from different. In fact, contrary to criticism by political parties that the man was a 'PR gimmick' of the BJP, in reality, it was the former's wish to be clicked with the PM."I will remember those 40 seconds for 40 years. My children will also remember these moments. He (PM) asked me what is your name. I said, Zulfikar Ali. He asked me what do you want to become. I said I don't want to be an MLA, MP. I just want to work for the country... I want one photograph with you...," Ali told Times Now's Padmaja Joshi.Ali also clarified that he was not asked by anyone to approach the PM, but it was he who wanted to click a selfie with the PM.What was the man in a skull cap whispering in @PMOIndia’s ear?pic.twitter.com/RRimiQ4JEiIn a video posted on his Twitter account, Owaisi attempted to guess what the man 'may have told PM Modi'."Media people asked me what he may have said. I said I do not know him. He may have said - Modiji, I am not a Bangladeshi... He may have said Modiji we will not show papers for NRC/ NPR... He may have said, Modiji, we do not back Triple Talaq law... Or, he may have asked the PM - when will you wear a cap like me," Owaisi is seen saying in the video. Interestingly, the development comes at a time when the Election Commission has issued a notice to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her comments, wherein she asked the Muslim community to vote en block for the TMC. In response, Banerjee asked why no notice was served to PM Modi. "Why is that no complaint has been filed against Narendra Modi, who talks about Hindu and Muslim (vote-banks) every day? How many complaints have been lodged against those who had uttered the word 'mini Pakistan' during the Nandigram campaigns? Everyone has his or her own style of speaking, own rhetoric. Keep mocking me as many times as you want. But if you cross the Lakshman rekha, it will only be a reflection of your personality," Banerjee said.