Assam Congress MLA Sherman Ali Ahmed, arrested for making provocative statements on an eviction drive around 40 years ago, was today suspended by his party. In a one-line statement, Congress said that it has suspended Mr Ahmed with immediate effect for repeatedly violating party discipline.
The Congress had earlier served a show-cause notice to the three-time MLA from Baghbar for justifying the killing of eight people during an agitation in Darrang district in 1983. He called the eight people, seen as martyrs of agitation in the Assamese society, “murderers”.
Mr Ahmed apparently made the remarks while reacting to last month’s eviction drive that left two persons dead.
Mr Ahmed apparently made the remarks while reacting to reports that said alleged encroachers in Darrang district disrespected the memory of those who died during the 1983 Assam agitation.
His comment has evoked strong reactions across Assam and multiple FIRs have been filed against him.