Why scared of inquiry into all scams? Congress asks Dispur
By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Nov 9: The Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) has hailed the inquiry currently underway into the charges leveled against the chairman of the Assam Public Service Commission (APSC). The State PCC has, however, asked the BJP as to why it is scared of ordering inquiries into all other scams like Luis Berger scam, Saradha scam and the multi-crore-rupee Dima Hasao scam that took place in the State.
Reacting to the outburst made by the BJP yesterday on corruption in the APSC, the APCC today said in a statement issued by its general secretary Mukul Sarma: “The BJP doesn’t seek inquiry into scams like Luis Berger scam, Saradha scam and Dima Hasao scam. Is it the fact inquiries into all such scams will taint the image of the new hope of the party?”
Reacting to the demand for bringing former State Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi under the purview of the inquiry, Sarma said: “We hail the inquiry into the corruption in the APSC. We also hail the formation of an inquiry unit in the State police force. The investigators will inquire against whom they will get lead. Such people will come under the inquiry automatically. We’ve nothing to say in this matter. However, the BJP is trying to derive political mileage out of the inquiry. We want an impartial inquiry which is above politics. In case of corruption in the APSC, we want there should be an inquiry from the beginning. There were large-scale allegations of corruption in the APSC when TP Das was the chairman. Even Rs 70 lakh was found from his room. At that time there were numerous allegations against Himanta Biswa Sarma. Two of his brothers and friends were selected by the APSC, and now they have been working in various capacities in the State. There should also be inquiry into all those cases.”