Is this Zero Tolerance?
Our Chief Minister, right from the day he assumed office heading the BJP-led government, has been harping on 'zero tolerance' to corruption. But it seems reality speaks otherwise. When RP Sharma, Tezpur MP, pointed out certain instances of corruption in the ministry itself, he immediately incurred the displeasure of State BJP leadership. The latest instance that we can cite are that of a scam of Rs 30 crore in 'Mission Assam, Vision Assam' in Information and Public Relation Department during the erstwhile Congress rule. When the me of IAS officer LS Sangson surfaced, the enquiry slowed down after the arrest of Rajib Borah and his wife Anja Borah, the controversial contractors. What is more painful is the transfer of the investigating police officer Jyotirmoy Chakrabortty to Delhi on deputation. On many such instance, we havre observed that top IAS officers have escaped scot-free due to their proximity to the Chief Minister. So is the case with the erstwhile Jorhat Deputy Commissioner Bishal Basant Solanki. As soon as his me surfaced in a corruption case, the entire process of enquiry slowed down. We fail to understand why enquiry into APSC scam involving Rakesh Paul has suddenly slowed down. What about the 25 APS and ACS officers who were supposed to be sacked after Diwali and who are still discharging their duties? These are ominous signs plaguing the image of the BJP-led government in the State.