AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday asked people to take money from Congress leaders and vote for his party in the upcoming municipal elections in the state.
Addressing a public gathering in Sangareddy district, the AIMIM leader also took a jibe at the Congress and said they speak of secularism but the BJP and the Congress are the two faces of the same coin.
Citing that there is no difference between Congress and BJP, Mr Owaisi said ,"Congress party has RSS in its heart in BJP is in their mind. They speak of secularism. These three things, brain, heart and tongue should be at one point. When the heart speaks, then the brain admits it and tongue will speak," he said.
"On January 22, please use your votes wisely. People in Congress have a lot of money, take it from them. You'll be getting it due to me. Just vote for me. If they are giving you (money) then take it. Whatever they give, take it and loot it. I say to Congress to raise the rate, my price is not Rs 2,000 only. I am worth more than that," Mr Owaisi said.
Polling for municipal elections will be held on January 22 and the results will be declared on January 25.
The Lok Sabha MP from Hyderabad also condemned the violence in the town of Bhainsa in Telangana.
"I appeal to Telangana Chief Minister KCR that the incident which happened in Bhainsa is condemnable. I request the Chief Minister to initiate necessary action on the responsible persons. I also request KCR to give compensation to the people who suffered a loss in communal violence. I also request the people of Bhainsa to maintain peace," he said.
Police have banned large gatherings till January 15 in Bhainsa, which witnessed clashes between two groups.
According to Telangana Police, clashes took place between two groups who started throwing stones at each other on Sunday night. Several houses and vehicles were set on fire. Three police officials, who were part of the police team that reached the spot, were among those injured.