New Delhi: The Congress on Wednesday slammed the All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) president and MP from Assam, Badruddin Ajmal over his alleged derogatory remarks against senior leaders of the state unit of the party, and termed it “bogus and defamatory”.
“Ajmal has made the most unacceptable and totally bogus remarks against the Congress leadership in Assam. These are blatantly defamatory,” Congress general secretary in-charge Communications Jairam Ramesh said.
He also accused Ajmal that he is a “mouthpiece” of the BJP.
“Ajmal is nothing but a mouthpiece for the BJP like some other parties like the AIMIM. He has nothing whatsoever to do with the UPA (United Progressive Alliance-led by Congress) as he claims,” the MP said.
Referring to 2021 Assembly elections in Assam, 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. But 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.”
The MP further said, “After the election results it became very clear that Ajmal had worked out an understanding with Assam Chief Minister (Himanta Biswa Sarma). The two worked out a relationship between themselves with the sole purpose of maligning and defaming the Congress and its leadership. ”
He claimed that shaken by the extraordinary success of Rahul Gandhi-led Bharat Jodo Yatra as well as that of the Bharat Jodo Yatra-Assam, the CM and Ajmal have mounted this latest attack.