Assam Lawmaker, Who Abused And Threatened Journalist, Apologises

Mr Ajmal, chief of the AIUDF and a Lok Sabha MP from Assam’s Dhubri constituency, threw a fit on Wednesday after an Assamese journalist posed a politically loaded question to him.

GUWAHATI: A day after abusing and threatening a journalist of “smashing his head”, Lok Sabha MP Moulana Badaruddin Ajmal apologised on Thursday, adding he respects media persons.

“Media is the fourth pillar of democracy and I have always respected media persons and everyone knows that. I have sincere regards for them. The Mankachar incident was an unintentional aberration and I sincerely apologise for that to all concerned,” Mr Ajmal said on Twitter.

Mr Ajmal, chief of the All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) and a Lok Sabha MP from Assam’s Dhubri constituency, threw a fit on Wednesday after an Assamese journalist posed a politically loaded question to him.

Mr Ajmal threw the microphone in anger and rained the choicest epithets before reportedly threatening to set his followers on the journalist.

He also threatened to smash the media person’s head, several media reports said.

Mr Ajmal’s rage drew severe criticism by the media.

Members of the Dispur Press Club on Thursday wore black badges to protest against Mr Ajmal. The Guwahati-based Digital Media Journalist Association of Assam (DiMJAA) has said it will file an FIR against Mr Ajmal.

Source: NDTV

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