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Governor submits report to PC

By Spl correspondent

NEW DELHI, July 15 � Assam Governor J B Patnaik on Thursday met union Home Minister, P Chidambaram to brief him about the prevailing scenario in the State and the situation arising out Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the financial scam in North Cachar Hill district.

The Governor met the Union Home Minister at his North Block Office this afternoon for about half-an-hour and submitted a report, sources said.

The meeting, coming as it does in the backdrop of the political turmoil over �Rs 1000 crore� scam in N C Hills and alleged involvement of few ministers, is significant. The recent arrest of Niranjan Hojai has added another twist.

The Governor, who has a direct role to play in the affairs of the hill districts, has been under pressure following growing demand for a similar probe into the Karbi Anglong Autonomous District Council.

Last month, the main Opposition Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) had submitted a memorandum to the Governor demanding a thorough probe into the role of MLAs, MPs and ministers in the scam. The Opposition party had called for widening the scope of the CBI probe into the scam.� ���

Sources hinted that the issue of the talks with ULFA sans its military chief Paresh Barua and the initiative of the civil society group, Sanmilita Jatiya Abhibartan, also figured.

The Governor also briefed him about the State Government�s stand on the issue and the demand for release of the detained leaders to facilitate talks. Assam Government is keen on holding negotiations with the jailed central committee members of ULFA ahead of the 2011 Assembly polls.

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Governor submits report to PC

NEW DELHI, July 15 � Assam Governor J B Patnaik on Thursday met union Home Minister, P Chidambaram to brief him about the prevailing scenario in the State and the situation arising out Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the financial scam in North Cachar Hill district.

The Governor met the Union Home Minister at his North Block Office this afternoon for about half-an-hour and submitted a report, sources said.

The meeting, coming as it does in the backdrop of the political turmoil over �Rs 1000 crore� scam in N C Hills and alleged involvement of few ministers, is significant. The recent arrest of Niranjan Hojai has added another twist.

The Governor, who has a direct role to play in the affairs of the hill districts, has been under pressure following growing demand for a similar probe into the Karbi Anglong Autonomous District Council.

Last month, the main Opposition Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) had submitted a memorandum to the Governor demanding a thorough probe into the role of MLAs, MPs and ministers in the scam. The Opposition party had called for widening the scope of the CBI probe into the scam.� ���

Sources hinted that the issue of the talks with ULFA sans its military chief Paresh Barua and the initiative of the civil society group, Sanmilita Jatiya Abhibartan, also figured.

The Governor also briefed him about the State Government�s stand on the issue and the demand for release of the detained leaders to facilitate talks. Assam Government is keen on holding negotiations with the jailed central committee members of ULFA ahead of the 2011 Assembly polls.