Assam Congress has served a show cause notice to party MLA Sherman Ali for allegedly making communal remarks and “acting as an agent of the BJP”.

“Allegations are rife within party and even outside that you are acting as an agent of the BJP while being a part of the Congress party,” the show cause notice read.

It adds: “…due to your closeness to CM Himanta Biswa Sarma you are being sponsored to make such comments to cause damage to the Congress specially during election time.”

Assam Congress chief Bhupen Borah has also sought ‘explanation’ from Sherman Ali for allegedly making “communally provocative statements”.

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“The president therefore, issues you a show cause notice for breach of party discipline for deliberately acting in a way calculated to lower the prestige of the Congress,” the show cause notice reads.

MLA Sherman Ali on September 29 had allegedly made provocative communal remarks in the media, “with intent to disturb social harmony prior to by-elections”.

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