Guwahati, 23 July-2014: Senior All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) leader and MLA Sherman Ali Ahmed accused party president Badruddin Ajmal of arrogance and using the minority vote bank of the party for own personal benefits after being suspended from the party on Tuesday.
The Baghbor MLA of Barpeta district also said that Ajmal has been working in a bid to help the BJP in the recent Lok Sabha elections. “As a representative of the people, I have always tried to highlight the issues in the assembly and I’m thankful to the people who have voted me to power. But unfortunately I have been suspended from my party when I tried to be honest and a supporter of democratic system inside the party,” Ali Ahmed told reporters on Tuesday.
Besides, he also raised several other issues on Badruddin Ajmal, the chief of the party which was floated in the year 2006 in a bid to ‘work towards the uplift of marginalized section of the society’.
Ali Ahmed alleged Ajmal of camouflaging the secular credentials of the party and conniving with BJP in the recently concluded general elections to help the saffron party an easy win in many constituencies of Assam.
“There are several constituencies – Guwahati, Jorhat and Lakhimpur – where BJP were benefitted because of AIUDF. Initially, Ajmal fooled people by saying that Allah will not forgive if somebody votes for BJP but after the elections he addressed Narendra Modi as his elder brother. These issues we could not accepted so we are made villain and threw away from the party,” he added.
At present the party has 17 MLAs in the state assembly after another MLA Ataur Rahman Mazarbhuiya of Katigora of Cachar district was suspended in February for being absent during the Rajya Sabha polls.
Sherman Ali Ahmed’s rift with the party top brass became deeper after he opposed a directive from Ajmal that no party leader would speak to reporters without permission from the party chief. Ajmal issued the directive soon after the Lok Sabha poll results on May 16. Ahmed opposed the directive and said it was a violation of the fundamental right of an individual on freedom of expression as mentioned in the Constitution.
(Input source: Twocircles.net)