Assam CM safeguarding scam-tainted ministers: BJP

GUWAHATI, Dec 3 – The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Assam Pradesh, today demanded the resignation of Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi for his dilly-dallying over the multi-crore NC Hills scam.

The party also accused Gogoi of trying to safeguard his ministers involved in the scam.

Addressing mediapersons here, spokesperson of the party Dr Pradip Thakuria regretted the stand adopted by Gogoi and said that the Chief Minister had lost the moral right to continue in office since the day the special audit report of the Accountant General (AG) was handed over to the government. “But Gogoi has been cheating the people by sitting idle even though the report clearly points out to the rampant anomalies in the NC Hills Autonomous Council,” said Dr Thakuria, adding that the BJP which has been voicing against corruption will mobilize public opinion on the issue of NC Hills scam.

It needs to be mentioned here that the party has already taken up several protest programmes demanding immediate steps against those guilty of fund misappropriation. It will again stage a protest demonstration against the government tomorrow in the capital city.

“Our agitation will continue till the guilty in the NC Hills scam are punished,” said Dr Thakuria, remarking that the party has taken to the path of agitation so that the future generation does not get a bad precedent.