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AGP ready to face Gogoi in court

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Dec 22 � Accepting the challenge of legal action threatened against the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) by Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, PK Mahanta who is the leader of the Opposition in the Assam Legislative Assembly said that the AGP was well prepared to face Gogoi in court.

It needs to be mentioned here that Gogoi yesterday in an official release had announced his intention to sue the AGP for trying to tarnish his image by accusing him of being involved in the Rs 1000-crore NC Hills scam.

The AGP has also demanded resignation of Gogoi and intervention of the Centre in regard to the scam.

Addressing mediapersons here on Wednesday, former Chief Minister Mahanta said that the AGP will not be cowed down by Gogoi's threats and will continue to raise its voice against the widespread corruption in the State.

Referring to the special audit report of the Accountant General (AG), Mahanta alleged that the Gogoi government refrained from submitting vital documents to AG that inquired into anomalies in eight departments in the NC Hills Autonomous Council. The AG findings point out to rampant corruption in the functioning of the council departments. �The Chief Minister is also the Finance Minister and he has to answer how an excess amount of Rs 272.64 crore outside the Budget was released to the council in a span of 26 months from April 1, 2007 to June 12, 2009. No documents in this connection were submitted to AG that has termed this development as a clear case of swindling,� said Mahanta.

Further castigating Gogoi as a liar, Mahanta said that it has become a habit with the Chief Minister to keep lying to mislead the common people and hide corruption. �Gogoi had said in the last Assembly session that the government has received the AG report. Now he says that he has never seen the report,� said Mahanta. It may be recalled that Gogoi in a press conference in New Delhi on November 27 had said that he has not seen the AG report.

Mahanta added that Gogoi has been intimidated by the rising popularity of the AGP and has lost his�mental equilibrium�. �Now Gogoi is shamelessly accusing the AGP for divulging his intention to cover-up the entire scam,� said Mahanta remarking that the interest of the State would not be secure in the hands of a Chief Minister like Gogoi.

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AGP ready to face Gogoi in court

GUWAHATI, Dec 22 � Accepting the challenge of legal action threatened against the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) by Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, PK Mahanta who is the leader of the Opposition in the Assam Legislative Assembly said that the AGP was well prepared to face Gogoi in court.

It needs to be mentioned here that Gogoi yesterday in an official release had announced his intention to sue the AGP for trying to tarnish his image by accusing him of being involved in the Rs 1000-crore NC Hills scam.

The AGP has also demanded resignation of Gogoi and intervention of the Centre in regard to the scam.

Addressing mediapersons here on Wednesday, former Chief Minister Mahanta said that the AGP will not be cowed down by Gogoi's threats and will continue to raise its voice against the widespread corruption in the State.

Referring to the special audit report of the Accountant General (AG), Mahanta alleged that the Gogoi government refrained from submitting vital documents to AG that inquired into anomalies in eight departments in the NC Hills Autonomous Council. The AG findings point out to rampant corruption in the functioning of the council departments. �The Chief Minister is also the Finance Minister and he has to answer how an excess amount of Rs 272.64 crore outside the Budget was released to the council in a span of 26 months from April 1, 2007 to June 12, 2009. No documents in this connection were submitted to AG that has termed this development as a clear case of swindling,� said Mahanta.

Further castigating Gogoi as a liar, Mahanta said that it has become a habit with the Chief Minister to keep lying to mislead the common people and hide corruption. �Gogoi had said in the last Assembly session that the government has received the AG report. Now he says that he has never seen the report,� said Mahanta. It may be recalled that Gogoi in a press conference in New Delhi on November 27 had said that he has not seen the AG report.

Mahanta added that Gogoi has been intimidated by the rising popularity of the AGP and has lost his�mental equilibrium�. �Now Gogoi is shamelessly accusing the AGP for divulging his intention to cover-up the entire scam,� said Mahanta remarking that the interest of the State would not be secure in the hands of a Chief Minister like Gogoi.

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