Assam Congress MLA arrested and suspended for remarks on 1983 agitation
The Congress, in a one-line statement, stated it has suspended Sherman Ali Ahmed with immediate effect for repeatedly violating party self-discipline.
The Assam Congress today suspended its MLA Sherman Ali Ahmed, days after he was arrested for making provocative statements on an expulsion drive nearly 40 years ago. In a one-line statement, the Congress mentioned it has suspended Mr Ahmed with immediate impact for repeatedly violating party self-discipline.
The Congress had earlier issued a show trigger notice to the three-time MLA from Bagbar to justify the killing of eight people throughout an agitation in Darrang district in 1983. He noticed eight people as martyrs of the motion in Assamese society. “Assassins”.
Mr Ahmed apparently made the remarks while reacting to last month’s eviction drive within the district in which two people died. On 20 September, eviction drives had been carried out at 4 locations in Dholpur, about 9 km from Sipajhar, and almost 800 families – most of whom had been Bengali-speaking Muslims – had been evicted from the 4,500 bighas of land for which the government took ownership. had claimed.
His remarks have evoked strong reactions throughout Assam and several FIRs have been registered against him. Mr Ahmed was later arrested from his official residence in Guwahati on 2 October.
In its show-cause discover, the Assam Congress has accused MLA Sharman Ali Ahmed of constructing politically motivated statements “with an intention to break the image of the party” forward of the bypolls within the state.
It additionally mentioned that there have been allegations within and even outside the party that Ahmed is acting as an “agent of the BJP”, and due to his closeness to the Chief Minister, that he has to make such remarks. Sponsored in order that injury might be done. Congress, particularly during elections.
The latest eviction drive at Gorukhuti in Darrang district turned violent, with at least two people killed in police firing and several others injured in clashes.
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