GUWAHATI, Jan 20 � The Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) today dared Chief Minister (CM) Tarun Gogoi to let the Enforcement Directorate (ED) probe into the allegation of his family members, particularly his wife, possessing property abroad.
Moreover, the Samiti also demanded an ED or CBI inquiry into the irregularities of over Rs 8,000 crore pointed out by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) in its latest report. Furthermore, the Samiti offered to move the ED and the CBI on the issue of amassing property by the State�s ministers, which are not in agreement to their legal income.
Addressing a press conference here, KMSS secretary Akhil Gogoi also dared the Chief Minister to make a public statement on the assets possessed by his (CM�s) family members and also that of businessman Prithani who is known to be very close to him.
The people of the State have every right to know all these information, the KMSS secretary said, reiterating his previous stand that CM�s wife Dolly Gogoi possesses property abroad. In case the ED inquiry proves him wrong, the KMSS secretary expressed his willingness to tender public apology to the wife of the Chief Minister, asserting that a mere police case would not be able to prove or disprove the genuineness of his (Akhil�s) allegation. Only a high level inquiry would be able to state categorically whether the allegation was wrong or right.
It needs mention here that the wife of the Chief Minister has lodged a criminal case against Akhil Gogoi for his
leveling an allegation that she possesses property in the United States.
Akhil Gogoi claimed that he had the money receipts the website Intellius.com issued to his organization for the purchase of the information on the US property by the family members of the Chief Minister and he would submit all these receipts to the investigating officer of the case lodged by Dolly Gogoi.
Significantly, the KMSS secretary maintained that the website is responsible on the question of the veracity of the information it had supplied on the issue.
He also alleged that Chief Minister has turned the State Government into a private limited company.
In reference to his allegations against Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, Akhil Gogoi said, an ED inquiry is the only way out to prove the genuineness of the charges of his (Sarma�s) amassing property disproportionate to his legal income.
It is a fact that the rulers of the State are now afraid of the growing consciousness of the people, the KMSS secretary maintained. This, he said, is proved by the fact that Sarma has to hide the fact that he had presented a Rs 40-lakh car admittedly to his child. The minister has stated instead that he (Sarma) has only an old Maruti Zen car in his statement on assets.
The KMSS secretary also made an appeal to the people, particularly the middle class of the society to join the KMSS to fight against corruption.