GUWAHATI, Aug 12 � The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Assam Pradesh on Sunday appealed to the Election Commission (EC) of India to take the necessary action against those political parties that have been flouting the EC guidelines and instigating people on communal line. The party requested the EC to take stock of the prevailing condition in Assam and the backlash following it in other parts of the country allegedly on account of a political party.
Addressing media persons here, party national executive member Sarbananda Sonowal warned that no individual or organization would be allowed to create disharmony in the State in the name of religion and insisted that AIUDF leader Badaruddin Ajmal, who allegedly is provoking people on communal lines, should be immediately put under house arrest.
�The Joint Secretary of Union Home Ministry has also said that Ajmal is responsible for the backlash in other States. Ajmal has been making provocative remarks and this triggered the backlash in other parts of India putting the students and employees of Assam and other North East States at risk,� said Sonowal demanding that the Government do the needful to ensure security to the people of the region based in other parts of the country.
Sonowal further said that as Ajmal�s name has been mentioned by the Joint Secretary of the Union Home Ministry in connection to the violence in many parts of the country, the Speaker of Lok Sabha must look into it whether Ajmal�s conduct has desecrated the sanctity of the Indian constitution.
Reiterating that stringent action must be initiated against individuals and organizations spreading communal discord, Sonowal demanded of UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi to give a time frame to the people of Assam for implementing the clauses of the Assam Accord.
�Assam is going through a volatile phase only because of non-implementation of the clauses of the Assam Accord. We demand sealing of the Indo Bangla border, update of the NRC and expulsion of illegal foreigners,� said Sonowal.
On the other hand, Mominul Aowal, convenor of the party�s small tea growers cell pointed out that the local Muslims in the State were never involved in communal violence. �Problems started brewing in the State with the arrival of the Muslims from erstwhile East Bengal and with the emergence of their self proclaimed leader Badaruddin Ajmal,� said Aowal adding that if rule of law had prevailed in the State, such incidents would have never occurred.