Ajmal and his son in Assam assembly poll fray

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GUWAHATI: Putting an end to all speculations, the All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) chief and MP, Badruddin Ajmal and his son Abdur Rahim have finally jumped into the Assam assembly poll fray by filing nominations on Monday.

Ajmal will contest from South Salmara seat, currently represented by his another sibling Abdur Rahman. Abdur Rahim will contest from Jamunamukh, who is also the seating MLA of this constituency.

Speculations were doing the rounds that Ajmal and his sibling will will contest the assembly polls following delay in announcing the candidates of these two constituencies.

"There was a huge demand from our party supporters and voters to see Ajmal and his son contest the assembly polls. That is why the duo has decided to be AIUDF candidates. This will boost our party's prospect," a senior AIUDF leader said.

The leader said that Ajmal contesting the assembly polls also an expression of his interest to be involved in state politics.

Ajmal, an alumnus of Darul Ulum Deoband, currently represents Dhubri parliamentary seat in the Lok Sabha.

Five AIUDF rebel legislators, who were denied tickets, have been claiming for the past few days that the party is going to field Ajmal and his son this assembly polls. They took a potshot at Ajmal charging him of making AIUDF as a "business enterprise".

AIUDF, however, came down heavily upon the five rebel AIUDF legislators, saying that they were denied ticket following "strong" anti-incumbency mood among the electorates in their respective constituencies. End

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