SILCHAR, Dec 27: After long eight months, AIUDF president Badrauddin Ajmal arrived in Silchar and said there is no dissidence in his party in Barak Valley. He said he was sorry to cancel his visit to Barak Valley in the last moment after the last Lok Sabha elections due to some unavoidable circumstances.
Ajmal told MLA Ataur Rahman Majharbhuiya that the party had not issued any show-cause notice to Anup Choudhury, president of the dissolved Cachar District AIUDF Committee. He further said he personally met Choudhury in Mumbai where the latter is staying at present for treatment of his ailing wife.
Ajmal pooh-poohed the report that cracks have developed between the AIUDF and Nadwatut-Tamir, an influential socio-religious Islamic organization. It has been widely reported in the media that Moulana Tayeebur Rahman, chief of Nadwa and founder advisor of the AIUDF, has distanced himself from the party. To add salt to the insult, Salim Uddin completely ignored Nadwa and Jamiat, two main pillars of the AIUDF, while forming the Hailakandi district ad hoc committee. This has created a situation of revolt in the district, and the anti-Salim leaders have decided to lodge a complaint against him to Ajmal. Prior to his visit to Hailakandi, Ajmal claimed that he had been in constant touch with Moulana Tayeebur, and since the Moulana was in Mecca for Haj, he could not be consulted before constituting the ad hoc body. Ajmal asked his party workers to get ready for the 2011 Assembly elections. Knowing that his party’s strength lies in rural Assam, Ajmal asked his party workers to concentrate in villages. THE SENTINEL