By Special Correspondent
New Delhi: The Congress on Wednesday termed as “totally bogus and unacceptable” the alleged remarks made by AIUDF president Maulana Badruddin Ajmal against the Assam party leadership, and dubbed him as nothing but a “mouthpiece for the BJP”.
In a statement, Congress general secretary Jairam Ramesh accused the AIUDF of working with an understanding with the Assam chief minister Himanta Baswa Sarma in the last assembly elections. Ajmal maintained deafening silence over the eviction spree against the poor Bengali Muslims in the state.
Ramesh claimed that the two formed a bond only for the purpose of disparaging and slandering the Congress and its leadership.
According to reports, Ajmal alleges that the Assam chief minister has been sending “packets” to local Congress politicians at odd hours.
“Badruddin Ajmal, MP has made the most unacceptable and totally bogus remarks against the Congress leadership in Assam, Ramesh said in the statement.
He said it is true that the Congress and the AIUDF fought the last assembly elections as an alliance. That decision had not been an easy one to take for the Congress, he noted, saying it was taken in the belief that Ajmal will be a consistent and reliable partner and who would strengthen secular forces in the state and in the country.
“After the election results it became very clear that Shri Ajmal had worked out an understanding with the Chief Minister of Assam. The two worked out a relationship between themselves with the sole purpose of maligning and defaming the Congress and its leadership.
“Shaken by the extraordinary success of Shri Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo yatra as well as that of the Bharat Jodo Yatra-Assam, the Chief Minister of Assam and Shri Ajmal have mounted this latest attack,” Ramesh said.
However, Ajmal has been maintaining that he continues to be a part of the UPA, but has been attacking the Congress.