Guwahati: Bir Lachit Sena leader Shrinkhal Chaliha on Thursday expressed his intense resentment against Congress Baghbar constituency MLA Sherman Ali for allegedly insulting the martyrs.
Addressing a press conference at the Jorhat Press Club, the leader of the Central Committee of the organization, Shrinkhal Chaliha said, “Sherman Ali has to kneel down and extend his apology for making a derogatory statement against the martyrs, else things will get worse.”
“We also demand immediate arrest of Sherman Ali by the government; else the government should be prepared for the circumstances,” added Chaliha.
Chaliha also urged for the unity of the indigenous people of Assam. “Both Hindu and Muslim Bangladeshis have already come together, thus, it’s high time for the indigenous people of Assam to unite,” asserted Chaliha.
The organization also clarified in a press conference that MLA Sherman Ali had sown the seeds of communalism in the past and if he keeps on insulting the regionalism repeatedly, then Bir Lachit Sena shall not keep quiet.
It is noteworthy to mention that MLA Sherman Ali earlier claimed that Dayanath Sarma and eight others were not martyrs, rather they were killers. “In the year 1983 several Muslim people (Miya origin) were brutally killed by Dayanath Sarma and eight other persons,” said Ali to the media.
Bir Lachit Sena also filed a police complaint against Sherman Ali at the Dispur police station. Also, speaking about the eviction drive in Sipajhar, Bir Lachit Sena leader Shrinkhal Chaliha has lauded the steps taken by the Assam government.
Meanwhile, Assam Pradesh Congress Committee, President Bhupen Bora termed MLA Sherman Ali’s statement as irrelevant and stated that the party shall not appreciate this at any cost. “This is the third time, when MLA Sherman Ali has made such a needless and irrelevant statement in front of the media, thus, me along with General Secretary AICC Jitendra Singh and CLP leader Debabrata Saikia will take a call on this on Friday,” said Bora.