GUWAHATI, March 23 � The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Assam Pradesh on Sunday slammed AIUDF chief Badruddin Ajmal for allegedly resorting to communal politics and has insisted that Ajmal be either arrested or put under house arrest for trying to bring a division in the society.
The saffron party has decided to approach the Election Commission in this connection and submit a written complaint against Ajmal for violation of the model code of conduct.
Addressing mediapersons here, the general secretary of the State BJP, Santanu Bharali said that Ajmal was making communal remarks right now when electioneering was picking up and that it needed to be checked. �If the Election Commission fails to take action against Ajmal for his alleged communal remarks, the BJP will take recourse to legal action,� said Bharali.
On the other hand, journalist Adip Kumar Phukan, who joined the BJP recently and is a member of the party�s special campaign committee, said the AIUDF was intimidated by the soaring popularity of Narendra Modi and that Ajmal was fearful of losing his support base amongst the minorities.
�Ajmal is fearful of the BJP because if Narendra Modi forms the government in Delhi, then the religious minorities will be given priority in the State and Ajmal will not be able to take them for granted. Ajmal, who only promotes the interest of his group, is worried if BJP wins maximum seats in the Lok Sabha, then he will not be able to play divisive politics in the State,� said Phukan, adding that the BJP was committed to development of all minorities who came to the State before March 25, 1971.
Phukan pointed out that welfare or development of the minorities is not at all a matter of concern for Ajmal. He mentioned that the condition of the minorities in Barpeta and Dhubri was very pathetic. �Whatever Ajmal is doing is for promoting the interests of his own group. Ajmal doesn�t want development for the minorities,� said Phukan, further alleging that the Congress and AIUDF have joined hands and they want to exploit the minorities for their narrow political interests. He said that out of the Rs 703.5 crore fund for minority welfare, not even 40% was spent.
It needs to be mentioned here that the party submitted a written complaint to the Election Commission yesterday alleging that Health and Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has violated the model code of conduct.