Assam Polls 2021: FIR filed against AIUDF chief Badruddin Ajmal for "disrespecting" gamocha
The Oitijya Suraksha Samiti (OSS), on Thursday, filed an FIR against All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) chief Badruddin Ajmal for allegedly disrespecting the Assamese gamocha in an election rally.
Reportedly, in a video that surfaced on social media, Ajmal was seen throwing the Assamese gamocha when a well-wisher wanted to felicitate him.
"Today, we have filed an FIR at Tezpur police station against AIUDF chief Badruddin Ajmal for disrespecting the Assam's traditional symbol. We demand action against him," Secretary of Oitijya Suraksha Samiti Nayan Jyoti Kalita said.
Similarly, BJP leader and convenor of North-East Democratic Alliance (NEDA), Himanta Biswa Sarma, also criticised Ajmal for "disrespecting" Assamese identity by throwing the gamocha.
"Action should be taken against the other person who wants to felicitate Ajmal with gamocha. Ajmal doesn't deserve felicitation," Sarma said while addressing an election rally.
(Edited by Ibankyntiew Mawrie)