Sherman Ali Ahmed, Congress MLA, arrested for making provocative statements on an eviction drive almost 40 years ago. Congress stated that it suspended Mr Ahmed with immediate effect for repeatedly infringing party discipline.
The Congress earlier served advocate notice to the three-time MLA from Baghbar.
For justifying the murder of eight people during an agitation in Darrang province in 1983. He called the eight people, marked martyrs of agitation in the Assamese society, “murderers”.
Mr Ahmed made comments while responding to previous month’s eviction motion in the province that left two persons dead. The eviction drive executed at four places in Dholpur, about 9 km from Sipajhar, on September 20. 800 families – mostly Bengali-speaking Muslims – evacuated from 4,500 bighas of land the government demanded ownership for.
His remarks attracted rigid responses across Assam and multiple FIRs have lodged against him. Mr Ahmed later captured from his official residence in Guwahati on October 2.
In its advocate notice, it blamed MLA Sherman Ali Ahmed of making “politically motivated” statements. “with the purpose of hampering the party’s image” ahead of the bypolls in the state.
It also stated that charges are prevalent within the party and even outside. Ahmed is acting as an “agent of the BJP. He is close to CM. He is sponsored to make such comments to cause harm to the Congress, especially during elections.
The recent eviction drive that was exercised at Gorukhuti in Darrang province turned violent. Leaving at least two persons dead in police firing and several others wounded in clashes.
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