GUWAHATI,�Sept 3�� The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Assam Pradesh, today dared Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi to come up with a White Paper vis-a-vis functioning of non-banking financial institutions in the State, which should also reflect the status of cases under investigation by the State police.
It also demanded that a corpus fund be created to facilitate return of money�to the small investors who had been duped by these companies.
State BJP spokesperson Bijon Mahajan told media persons at a press conference today that Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi is accountable to the people of Assam and should clarify as to what plans he has to return the investors� money.
�The people of Assam want to know about the status of various cases registered with the Assam Police, including BIEO and the CID, and whether any chargesheet has been filed so far in those cases,� Mahajan said.
Taking potshots at the Chief Minister, who also holds the finance portfolio, Mahajan said that the onus is squarely on him to devise a mechanism to return the investors� hard-earned money.
�By the looks of it, it appears the government has equally contributed to the loot by financial institutions,� he alleged.
On Akhil Gogoi�s remarks on party president Siddhartha Bhattacharya and BJP MP RP Sarma, Mahajan, quoting the Advocates� Act and citing a precedence, said that �a lawyer cannot refuse his service to any client who agrees to pay the required fee. There is nothing wrong in appearing as counsel for anyone.