GUWAHATI, April 11 - Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi welcomed the move to probe into cases of corruption of the present State Government by BJP president Amit Shah at a press conference in Guwahati recently, an official press release stated.
Chief Minister Gogoi said that he would be too happy if the present BJP-led NDA Government at the Centre orders an inquiry into cases of corruption by the State Government as stated by BJP president Amit Shah.
Terming the statement of the BJP president as nothing but an election gimmick, Gogoi said he would be too happy if the present dispensation at the Centre institutes a probe into the corruption cases of the present State Government. �If the BJP-led Government was so serious that the present State Government had indulged in corruption and misappropriated Central funds, then why did it not institute a probe in the nearly two years of its tenure? This is nothing but an election gimmick,� he added.
Gogoi said the present Central leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi have been raking up the foreigners� issue with an eye on the elections. �As in the last Parliamentary elections so also in the ongoing Assembly elections, the BJP Central leaders including the Prime Minister have been raking up the problem of infiltration from across the border. But once the elections are over, the issue will be put on the backburner,� said Gogoi.
Questioning the Centre�s seriousness into the problem of infiltration, Gogoi said that it did virtually nothing to strengthen the borders in the past almost two years. If infiltration is taking place, then it is the Central Government�s responsibility to stop it rather than passing the buck on the State Government,� he added.