GUWAHATI, April 13: Days after Anna Hazare undertook a fast to pressurise the Centre to draft the Lokpal bill to check corruption, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Tuesday said he supported the cause, reports PTI.
�Yes I support the Lokpal Bill and Hazare�s struggle and we in the State government will take all steps needed to check corruption�, Gogoi told reporters here.
In the drive to check corruption, he said he would include the civil society �which has become very assertive of late which is a very encouraging sign�. �I only hope that they (civil society) do not become politically motivated as they go down the lane�, he said.
�Our government has filed nine cases with the CBI to probe various scandals but Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has not filed any such case. Does that mean there is no corruption in Gujarat?�, Gogoi asked.
�If we come back to power for the third consecutive term, rooting out corruption will be our top priority and it will be our topmost agenda�, he said.
Cong to form next govt: Predicting an absolute majority for the Congress in the just-concluded Assembly polls, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has said that its ally the Bodo Peoples Front had grown in popularity not only in Bodoland Territorial Council area but in the entire State.
Claiming that his Congress party would create a record by winning for the third time with over 63 seats in the 126-member House, Gogoi said, �Our relationship with the BPF has become stronger.�
The Chief Minister heaped praise on the leadership of BPF chief Hagrama Mohilary who is also the BTC chief and said his popularity had grown day by day and his support base was not just limited to Bodo dominated areas but had spread to upper and central Assam also.
Gogoi said the high turnout of voters proved a rise in people�s expectation.
�People�s aspirations have gone up and they have shown faith in us... This record turnout has proved that people of Assam are nationalists and not separatists having a regional bend of mind as commonly believed in some quarters,� Gogoi said.