New Delhi: Hours after Yogi Adityanath said that AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi would have to flee, if the BJP came to power in Telangana, the latter hit back at Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister saying,”India is my father’s country. Nobody can force me to leave it.”

“You talk about chasing away an MP…. Listen Uttar Pradesh chief minister, it is my religious belief that when Prophet Adam had descended on earth from paradise, he had come to Hindustan. This Hindustan is my father’s country and no one can remove me from here (India). We feel pride in calling ourselves Hindustanis. But you say you will make Owaisi run away,” said the AIMIM chief, while addressing a poll rally.

The AIMIM chief claimed that the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister was ignorant about historical facts. “Adityanath was speaking the language of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and that of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and he was ignorant about history.”

“The first thing, you (Adityanath) are zero in history. If you cannot read, then ask the literate. Had you read (history), you would have known that the Nizam did not leave Hyderabad and Mir Osman Ali Khan was made the ‘Raj Pramukh’ and when there was a war with China, the same Nizam had given his gold…You are saying the Nizam had run away…He did not run away,” the Hyderabad MP said, while addressing a poll rally in Hyderabad.

Owaisi also mocked CM Yogi’s decision to rename Allahabad and Faizabad. He said,”If Adityanath was willing, he could come with him to the Nizam’s grave and offer flowers. But will you come? You may ask to change the name of the grave also.”

Earlier on Sunday, while addressing a rally ahead of the December 7 polls to the 119-member Telangana assembly, UP CM Yogi Adityanath had said,”If BJP comes to power I assure you Owaisi will have to flee from Telangana, the same way Nizam was forced to flee from Hyderabad.”