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Gogoi questions source of BJP�s poll funding

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, May 8 - Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today cast a shadow of suspicion on the source of BJP�s poll expenditure and questioned where from the saffron party managed to collect such huge amount of money for their election campaign.

In a statement here on Sunday, Gogoi said that the amount of money involved in BJP�s poll campaign in the just concluded Assembly elections in Assam raised a strong doubt on the source of the party�s poll funding. He pointed out that the saffron party in the last elections in Assam spent money like water in publicity, chopper-driven transportation and the like and said that without a strong corporate backing such a �lavish election campaign is unimaginable.�

Gogoi also said that never before in the history of Assam did it happen that the Union Finance Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister visited the State and held meeting with the businessmen. The people of Assam are intelligent enough to understand the fallout of such meetings, he said, adding that the huge amount spent on election campaign must have stemmed out from black money pumped in by the sources best known to the BJP.

Gogoi also cast his apprehension and asked, �Will someone give so much of money without return benefit? The reason behind is everybody�s guess.� In view of this development, Gogoi said no matter what justifications come from the saffron party, the top brass of the State BJP will never be able to hoodwink the people of Assam from the real issue.

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Gogoi questions source of BJP�s poll funding

GUWAHATI, May 8 - Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today cast a shadow of suspicion on the source of BJP�s poll expenditure and questioned where from the saffron party managed to collect such huge amount of money for their election campaign.

In a statement here on Sunday, Gogoi said that the amount of money involved in BJP�s poll campaign in the just concluded Assembly elections in Assam raised a strong doubt on the source of the party�s poll funding. He pointed out that the saffron party in the last elections in Assam spent money like water in publicity, chopper-driven transportation and the like and said that without a strong corporate backing such a �lavish election campaign is unimaginable.�

Gogoi also said that never before in the history of Assam did it happen that the Union Finance Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister visited the State and held meeting with the businessmen. The people of Assam are intelligent enough to understand the fallout of such meetings, he said, adding that the huge amount spent on election campaign must have stemmed out from black money pumped in by the sources best known to the BJP.

Gogoi also cast his apprehension and asked, �Will someone give so much of money without return benefit? The reason behind is everybody�s guess.� In view of this development, Gogoi said no matter what justifications come from the saffron party, the top brass of the State BJP will never be able to hoodwink the people of Assam from the real issue.