GUWAHATI, July 20 � The BJP organizing secretary for North Eastern States P Chandrasekhar on Wednesday alleged that mining allotments have become another big area of scams in the North East particularly in Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya and Assam.
Addressing media-persons here, Chandrasekhar described the ruling Congress as the saviour of scamstars, corrupt bureaucrats and business lobbies and demanded a white paper regarding the mining allotments.
"Scams have become the order of the day under the rule of the Congress," said Chandrasekhar pointing out that scams have been reported in central subsidy schemes as well. He added that only a selected few were getting the benefit of central subsidies.
Chandrasekhar said that the Public Distribution System (PDS) in the Congress-ruled States in the region has been like a golden goose paving the way for emergence of hundreds of millionaires in the last decade.
Suggesting that there should be a detailed study into this trend of rising millionaires, Chandrasekhar said that by looting the poor and common people, Congress leaders, Congress friendly bureaucrats and business persons have turned into millionaires.
Referring to the NC Hills scam, Chandrasekhar regretted that Congress government was trying to protect the guilty.
Alleging central fund misappropriation in all the Congress-ruled States in the region, Chandrasekhar said that the central funds apart from converting a section into millionaires were also going into the hands of militants.
"Because of the inefficiency and nexus between Congress and the militants, about 10 percent of public funds are going to different insurgent outfits," alleged Chandrasekhar.
On the other hand, the BJP leader proposed that the public finance management in Assam and all the other North East States should be thoroughly studied by a highly competent group of auditors to develop a future strategy to check corruption and streamline the system.