Hyderabad: Telangana BJP MLA T Raja Singh demanded immediate arrest of MIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi yesterday for announcing that his party will provide legal help to five city-based youths arrested by NIA on charges of involvement in an alleged ISIS terror module. Alleging that the ruling TRS government in Telangana supports Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM), which in turn supports terrorists, the MLA from Goshamahal seat here also demanded the Centre to derecognise the MIM party.

Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen chief Asaduddin Owaisi

"On one hand Prime Minister Narendra Modi is touring the world to gather support to combat terror, which is a good initiative, and on the other hand, TRS government in Telangana is friends with MIM, which in turn, has friendship with terrorists," he claimed at a press conference.

Singh, known for his controversial statements who had also earlier been booked for alleged hate speeches, further claimed that the Telangana Police is "sleeping", and asserted that the 'cordon and search' operation conducted by Hyderabad police is done only in the areas as directed by MIM.