Guwahati: All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) chief Badruddin Ajmal on Wednesday threatened to break the head of a journalist who had questioned his next electoral move regarding the Lok Sabha Elections 2019. Ajmal’s outburst was caught on camera.
Meanwhile, United Television Media Association protested against the AIUDF Chief on Thursday.
As reported by ANI, Ajmal not only badmouthed the journalist but also threatened to break his head. What came as a shocker is that supporters of the AIUDF chief forced the journalist to apologise in public. The journalist in question later filed a police complaint against the Lok Sabha lawmaker.
Reportedly, the local journalist questioned Ajmal about AIUDF’s alliance plans for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. Ajmal refused to directly answer and said, “We are with Mahagathbandhan (opposition) in Delhi.”
The journalist kept persisting and asked whether AIUDF would change its position after the polls depending on which party won. Thereafter, Ajmal lost his cool and said, “How many crores will you give? (abuse)… Is it journalism? People like you are demeaning journalism. This man is against us from earlier on.”
Ajmal kept hurling abuses and then snatched the mike of another journalist and tried to hit the scribe who had asked the question. The journalist had to bow his head in front of Ajmal and tender an apology in order to save his life.
The shocking incident took place when Ajmal was talking to reporters after a function, where he felicitated the panchayat elections winners of South Salmara district on Wednesday.
The AIUDF, led by Ajmal, enjoys significant support among the Bengali-speaking Muslim community in the lower Assam region. It has been looking to join the Congress-led grand alliance of Opposition parties for the general elections next year.