New Delhi: Ahead of the Maharashtra assembly poll, AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi claimed that the Congress party has been ‘wiped out’ from the political landscape of India and exaggerated that not even a dose of ‘calcium injection’ could revive the party.

“Congress has been wiped out from the political spectrum of the country. It can’t be revived even by a calcium injection,” said the Hyderabad MP on Sunday while addressing a public meeting for the October 21 bypoll in Maharashtra.

Further, Owaisi blamed the top leadership of Congress for ignoring the important assembly elections in Maharashtra and Haryana.

He also slammed the ruling BJP for passing a bill Himachal Pradesh that makes it compulsory for a citizen to give a one-month notice for religious conversion. “I will not be surprised if (Prime Minister Narendra) Modi brings such bill in Parliament,” Owaisi was quoted by news agency PTI as saying.

The All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen (AIMIM) had contested the 2019 Lok Sabha elections in Maharashtra in coalition with the Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh (BBM) of Prakash Ambedkar under the aegis of the Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA). It must be noted that the AIMIM party has been in talks with BBM leader Prakash Ambedkar for the forthcoming Maharashtra elections. Since BBM offered a ‘meagre’ number of seats to AIMIM, their alliance is likely to be over, stated a report. However, VBA leader Prakash Yashwant Ambedkar said that the party has not closed doors on AIMIM and added that he was always open for discussions.