Assam Congress has taken a strong note of the remark made by one of the leaders of its alliance partner AIUDF.
The Assam Congress has slammed the Badruddin Ajmal-led AIUDF for the “dadhi, tupi, lungiwallah Government” remark.
Addressing an election campaign rally at Bhabanipur in Assam’s Bajali district for party candidate Phanidhar Talukdar on Friday, Abdur Rahim Ajmal said in Bengali: “The next government in the state will be formed by dadhi, topi, and lungiwallah people.”
“We will all run the government together. This government will be your government, of the poor people. This government will be a government of progress, it will be a government of beard, cap and lungiwallah people,” Abdur Rahim Ajmal said in the rally.
Reacting to Abdur Rahim Ajmal’s remark, Lok Sabha MP and senior Assam Congress leader Pradyut Bordoloi said that if he (Abdur Rahim Ajmal) said this, then the Congress party will not tolerate this kind of thing.
“I haven’t heard his statement. I don’t know whether he said that. If he did, we will not tolerate this kind of thing because the Congress party won’t tolerate any communal narrative from any quarter, even if it’s somebody from our grand alliance,” Assam Congress leader Pradyut Bordoloi said.
The Assam Congress stitched a grand alliance with the AIUDF, the BPF and five other parties aiming to oust the BJP from power in Assam.
The third phase of Assam Assembly elections is scheduled to be held on Tuesday (April 6).
A total of 40 seats in Lower Assam districts and districts falling under Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR) will go to polls in the third phase of Assam Assembly elections.