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Gogoi, Badaruddin Ajmal deny AIUDF nexus with Jihadi outfits
Ready to face any consequences if there is proof against me, says Ajmal
Wednesday October 29, 2014 7:09 PM, IANS

All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) chief Badaruddin Ajmal Wednesday denied any nexus of the party with Bangladesh-based Jihadi outfits and termed the allegations a conspiracy to damage the party and his image.

Ajmal Qasmi
[Badruddin Ajmal Qasmi while raising funds for Assam flood victims.]

Ajmal, who returned here from Mumbai, said that he would lead a nine-member party delegation to New Delhi Thursday to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the issue.

He said the delegation will also meet Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and President Pranab Mukherjee.

"We are going to challenge the news channel which had telecast the news yesterday (Tuesday) quoting a 'report', in the court of law. I am questioning the authenticity of the report as there is no signature by any authority on the report which was being shown in the television news," Ajmal said while producing a copy of the report based on which the news report was prepared.

He contended that the content of the news report is very sensitive as it relates to national security.

"Now I want to ask how can such a report which relates to the matter pertaining to national security come to the public?" he asked.

"I am going to New Delhi tomorrow to meet the prime minister, the home minister and the president of India. I am going to tell them to take action against me if there is any proof against me. I am ready to face any consequences if there is proof against me," he said.

"The AIUDF is a democratic party which believes in secular ideologies. We have been against terrorism and we have never supported any terrorist activities," he said adding that the news report has affected not only the party's image but also his personal image as an individual as well as a businessman.

"It's a conspiracy to damage the image of the AIUDF as well as my personal image. The AIUDF had been formed in 2005 and within this short period of ten years, we have 18 MLAs (legislators) and three Lok Sabha MPs. It is a conspiracy hatched by those who are scared of the increasing popularity of the AIUDF," he said.

Meanwhile, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, who is in New Delhi, has said that the state government does not have any report about any such links.

"I admit that there have been Jihadi activities in Assam. However, the state government does not have any evidence regarding the nexus between the AIUDF and the Jihadi forces as of now," he said.

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