On Monday, the Assam Congress has suspended MLA Sherman Ali Ahmed, who was arrested on Saturday for insulting the martyrs of Assam Agitation.
An order issued by Assam PCC general secretary Bobbeeta Sharma said the state PCC president Bhupen Kumar Borah has suspended Sherman Ali, a member of the Assam Congress Legislature Party, with immediate effect for repeatedly violating party discipline.
Earlier, several FIR was lodged with the police against the Baghbar MLA. He was produced in the court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Kamrup, on Sunday and remanded to two days of police custody.
The Congress show-cause notice served on Ahmed on October 1 reads: “Despite holding a responsible position as an MLA, you have time and again given statements in media and in a public forum against the party policies and matters with communal overtones having great propensity to destroy the social harmony among the state.”
Borah said that if the party had taken disciplinary action against the MLA in the past, he would not have dared to make such controversial statements, one after another.
Borah further stated, “He made several controversial remarks in the past but no actions were taken against him. We will not tolerate indiscipline. we will maintain zero-tolerance against indiscipline.”
Kamalakhya Dey Purkasyastha, who is the working president of the congress in the state said that the party under Borah did not waste any time in taking action against the MLA.
“Soon after we had learned about his statement, we served a show-cause notice on him. After Bhupen Kumar Borah took over as our state chief, our party has got streamlined. We will take action against anyone found acting against party discipline.” Purkayastha said.
Sharman Ali Ahmed had made the provocative statement in connection with the recent eviction drive in Darrang in which two persons were killed and several others injured. The statement had triggered widespread protests in the state.