| AIUDF president Badruddin Ajmal addresses the rally in Dhubri on Saturday. Picture by UB Photos |
Dhubri, Nov. 10: AIUDF chief Badruddin Ajmal today appealed to BTAD chief Hagrama Mohilary to rehabilitate all the relief camp inmates in Dhubri during a mass rally organised by the party at Dhubri Sports Complex here.
Addressing a huge gathering, Ajmal questioned how people taking shelter in the camps had suddenly become Bangladeshis, though they had been living in the area for years, even before the formation of Bodoland Territorial Areas District (BTAD), and had been exercising their voting right.
“Hagrama bhai (brother), I appeal to you with folded hands to rehabilitate them as they are not Bangladeshi nationals but genuine Indian citizens,” he said.
Ajmal alleged that it was a conspiracy of the Tarun Gogoi led-Congress government in Assam to stop the rise of AIUDF and allow ethnic cleansing in BTAD.
He appealed to the people to ensure a thumping victory for his party in the panchayat election, elect at least 50 MLAs from his party in the next Assembly election, and six to eight MPs from Assam in the 2014 parliamentary election.
A host of party leaders, including AIUDF legislators Jahan Uddin, Abdur Rahman Ajmal, Sherman Ali, Majibar Rahman and Moinuddin Ahmed, addressed the meeting presided over by Dhubri district unit party president Aminur Rahman Ahmed.
The AIUDF’s West Bengal state general secretary Manisha Banerjee also addressed the rally.