NEW DELHI, Feb 18 � The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has sought President Patibha Devisingh Patil�s intervention in halting the alleged scams in the North-East and demanded visible actions against corrupt ministers.
A six-member delegation of BJP led by its national president, Nitin Gadkari and comprising its national vice president, Bijoya Chakravarty, MP Ravi Shankar Prasad, Dr Kirit Somaiya, Tapir Gaon and Sarbananda Sonowal called on the President to submit a memorandum and copies of its fact finding team on scams of North Eastern India.
Sources said Gadkari told the President that ministers of the Congress-ruled States were involved in scams and development funds sanctioned from Delhi hardly ever reach the people, leading to rise of insurgency. He pointed towards existence of nexus among ministers-bureaucrats-extremists. The BJP national president insisted on immediate actions against the guilty ministers.
�As the Constitutional Head, I would urge you to ask the concerned authorities to have detail investigation and action to stop this misappropriation, embezzlement of public money. You are aware the sensitivity of North-East. Such scandalous administration affects people�s faith in the democracy,� Gadkari�s letter said.
The President after hearing out the BJP leaders said she would like to first go through the reports and then take a view, said a member of the delegation.
The BJP has demanded constitution of Special Courts, special investigation and speedy and coordinated investigation by NIA, CBI and other agencies, besides special audit of all the scams.
They have also called for time bound action by the Government on the observations and strictures of Courts, CAG and other investigative agencies, besides seizure of the property.
The BJP has alleged that there has been a loot of the North-East and claimed that total scams in the States is estimated to be in the region of Rs 63,000 crore.