By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, August 22: KMSS leader Akhil Gogoi today alleged that 'a portion of what the APSC cashes in on selling jobs goes to Koi-Dhora also'.
Talking to newsmen in the city today, Akhil Gogoi said: "By going ahead with APSC appointments at a time when the jobs in question are sub-judice, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has proved it beyond doubt that a portion of what the APSC cashes in on selling jobs goes to him also. On the APSC appointments, Dispur shows the pretext that the Gauhati High Court hasn't asked the APSC to put on hold the appointments. The ground reality, however, is that the High Court hasn't also asked the APSC to go ahead with the appointments. Dispur allowing the APSC to go ahead with the appointment when the jobs in question are sub-judice is enough a proof that the Chief Minister has no respect for the judiciary. The Chief Minister is doing all these just to save the skin of APSC Chairman Rakesh Paul."
Making a letter sent by Governor PB Acharjee to the Chief Minister public, the KMSS leader said: “In no uncertain terms the Governor has suggested the Chief Minister for a thorough inquiry into the APSC and its Chairman, besides putting on hold APSC appointments till the completion of the inquiry. In his reply, the Chief Minister let the Governor know on July 7 this year that a decision has been taken to institute a commission of inquiry under the appropriate provisions of Commission of Inquiry Act for making inquiry into the allegations made against the APSC and its Chairman.”
Akhil Gogoi said that a month has elapsed after the letter sent to the Governor by the Chief Minister, but nobody knows if the inquiry commission has been formed or not.
Meanwhile, the Gauhati High Court has asked the Assam Chief Secretary and APSC Chairman Rakesh Paul and all parties of the prosecution to appear before it on August 25, 2015 when the case will be heard.
On the current floods in the State, the KMSS leader lashed out at both Union Minister Sarbanda Sonowal and Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi. “This time also, the Centre is out to do politics on floods in Assam. The Centre should send its team to the State and announce the package soon. There’s none in the State to hear the dialogues of the BJP. Sarbanda Sonowal should do something for the flood-affected people of the State instead of appeasing the Centre. The Chief Minister won’t be spared if he fails in the relief and rescue of the flood-affected people of the State this time also.”