Guwahati: The Education and Health Minister of Assam, Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma condemned All India United Democratic Front's (AIUDF) leader Badruddin Ajmal for speaking Arabic and Urdu at public meetings.
The senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader warned that the leftists and the ones who do communal politics create a threat to the state.
The AIUDF supremo has recently announced the alliance between AIUDF and Assam Congress for the elections in 2021. He has previously visited Assam's former Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi at Gauhati Medical College and Hospital to take stock of the latter's health condition. Ajmal has addressed a meeting where the posters were written in Arabic.
Sarma complained of how no "intellectuals" have ever commented or opposed this. He said that when there is a printing mistake by them, and a different language book reaches the people, the "intellectuals" oppose it. But no one has opposed Ajmal for using Arabic in public.
Sarma addressed this issue in his recent speech in a meeting at Sankardev Kalalkshetra, Guwahati on Friday. In his speech, he said that after a period of ten years, someone like Badruddin Ajmal will become the Chief Minister of Assam. Then, they will decide on what is to be given to the Assamese, the Bodo, the Mising, the Bengali, the Marwari, and the Hindi-speakers, and so on. If the people of the state do not want to see such a day, it is important for the state's population to come together and stay united, Sarma added.
However, to clarify the same, the General Secretary of AIUDF, Aminul Islam said that the Arabic posters were used as the meeting was organized to distribute the donations sent from Kuwait. To make the donors understand about the meeting, the Arabic posters were used, said Aminul.