Singh urges Gogoi to ensure thorough probe in N C hill scam

Guwahati, Dec 15 (PTI) Asserting that the Congress does not want to shield any corrupt politician, party General Secretary Digvijay Singh today urged Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi to ensure a thorough probe into the multi-crore North Cachar hill development fund scandal.

"I will urge the chief minister to include all the other departments which has been not included in the purview of the CBI probe," Singh, party in-charge of Assam, told reporters here reacting to a query that the CBI was only probing five departments connected to the alleged misuse of development funds for the North Cachar Hills Autonomous Council.

"The Congress party does not want to shield any corrupt politician. Gogoi himself initiated the probe and there is no question of protecting anybody," he said.

Claiming that his party would win next year''s assembly election for the third time in row, Singh said the government under the leadership of Gogoi has been able to establish peace.

"Remarkable breakthrough has been achieved in the health, education and agriculture sector while the government has given an open invitation to the militant groups for talks," he said.

On the controversy regarding construction of mega dams in Arunachal Pradesh that would have adverse downstream effect in Assam, the party leader urged the Centre and the NHPC, implementing the projects, to keep the sentiments of the people in mind before taking any decision.