By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Sept 11: The brickbat between Muminul Aowal and Badruddin Ajmal refuses to die down with Aowal asking Ajmal as to what his sources of funds are.
Assam Minority Development Board (AMDB) chairman Muminul Aowal and AIUDF president Badruddin Ajmal have been in loggerheads ever since Aowal made a statement at a meeting in Goalpara recently that Ajmal does not represent all Muslims and that he has been misleading Muslims of East Bengal origin in Assam.
Reacting to this, the AIUDF, on behalf of Ajmal, dared Aowal to do what Ajmal was doing for the welfare of Muslims in Assam.
Reacting to that, the AMDB said in a statement issued to the press on Monday that ‘Ajmal, who is taking the advantage of poverty of Muslims of East Bengal origin and playing with their religious sentiment for his political mileage, doesn’t represent the religious minority people of Assam. He’s the representative of a section of East Bengal origin Muslims staying illegally in the State. Aowal is against Bangladeshis staying illegally in the State, not against Muslims as a whole.”
Reacting to the AIUDF’s demand for Aowal to do what Ajmal has been doing for the wellbeing of the Muslims by squeezing his own exchequer, two AMDB members Mahiruddin Ahmed and Hifzul Haque said: “Such a statement can’t be taken without a pinch of salt. What’s the source of that fund? Is the amount from the alleged source of agar smuggling or money swindled from the centre in the me of an NGO or money collected from Islamic tions illegally or money raised by selling party tickets during elections? Ajmal has all along been using minorities as raw materials for his political business.”