Take action, BJP dares Gogoi; AIUDF-BJP nexus revealed, alleges Congress; AGP condemns; AASU sounds warning
By Our Staff Reporter
Guwahati, Jan 23: AIUDF president Badruddin Ajmal was today at the centre of attack by political parties and organizations for his "commul remarks" at a rally in Baghbor of Barpeta on Friday.
Cutting across political lines, different parties and organizations said that such remarks have the potential to vitiate the atmosphere in Assam, a State known for peaceful co-existence and commul harmony.
The Hindu Yuva Chatra Parishad filed an FIR at Geetagar police station in the city. Police have registered a case against the MP under several IPC sections.
"Ajmal's statement is not in sync with the secular ideals of the Constitution. He is trying to polarize the State and divide Hindus and Muslims. This statement clearly exposes the secret deal between the AIUDF and the BJP," State Congress vice president Ripun Bora said.
The BJP's Minority Morcha, which burnt effigies of Ajmal, dared the Chief Minister to initiate action against the Lok Sabha MP.
BJP spokesman Bijon Mahajan said Ajmal's statement violates IPC sections 153 (A) and 295(A).
"His remarks are anti-Constitutiol. It is an irony that his comments come within days of the Chief Minister describing the AIUDF as less commul than the BJP," Mahajan said.
Describing Ajmal as a "Bangladeshi Sardar", BJP MP Bijoya Chakraborty said the AIUDF president is trying to foment commul tension.
"The ISIS is using the social media to unite radical elements. Ajmal is doing a similar thing," she said.
AASU chief advisor Sammujal Bhattacharya warned the AIUDF president and asked him to refrain from making such comments.
AGP general secretary Ramendra rayan Kalita also disapproved of Ajmal's remarks, saying he is sowing seeds of commul disturbance and tension. At a rally in Baghbor yesterday, Ajmal had said, "With the advent of Modi, Hindus are uniting. So the minorities should also unite… or else it will be difficult for them to live in Assam." He also made references to the Babri Masjid demolition while targeting both the Congress and the BJP.