AIUDF hits back at the State BJP president, seeks public apology
By Our Staff Reporter
Guwahati, Dec 27: Days after State BJP president Sarbanda Sonowal claimed that the AIUDF was floated by 14 radical groups in the wake of the scrapping of the controversial IM(DT) Act, the party today demanded a public apology from him.
"Sonowal has said the AIUDF was floated by 14 radical groups after the scrapping of the IM(DT) Act. This allegation is baseless and unfortute," AIUDF general secretary Hafiz Basir Ahmed Kasimi said in a statement today.
Kasimi challenged Sonowal to prove the allegation and said "if proved, the AUDF is ready to face any punishment as per the Constitution of India."
"Sarbada Sonowal, who is making such allegations against the AIUDF, had once sought support from it to become a Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament," the AIUDF leader said, questioning Sonowal's "double standards".
"On one hand the BJP accused us of being commul, and on the other their government gives land to Bangladesh. The Prime Minister, without government business, goes to Pakistan…what does this indicate? Who is commul?" Kasimi said.
He said it is the BJP who is supporting illegal migrants and not the AIUDF.