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‘Ajmal’s people’ will take all seats if we do not prioritise education: Assam CM’s hate speech

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday warned against medical and engineering seats in the state being dominated by “Ajmal’s people,” in an apparent reference to coaching for competitive examinations provided by the Ajmal Foundation, run by AIUDF chief and veteran Muslim politician Badruddin Ajmal.

“If it continues this way, Assam’s medical and engineering seats will be taken by who? Ajmal’s people,” Sarma said at a public meeting in Lakhimpur, reported Indian Express.

“We have no objection to them studying and taking the seats. Take 20-30%. But if they take all, it will hurt us, won’t it?” he said.

Since taking over as chief minister of Assam in 2021, Sarma has made several Islamophobic comments.

On the same day, Sarma used the term “Hussain Obamas” in a tweet in response to a journalist who asked if a first information report has been filed in Guwahati against former United States President Barack Obama after he said that India risks “pulling apart” if the government does not protect the rights of Muslims.

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