NEW DELHI, Nov 2 - Alleging that the quantum of scam in Arunachal Pradesh was around Rs 600 crore, RTI activist Nabam Tagam has called for resignation of Chief Minister Nabam Tuki to pave the way for a free and fair CBI probe.
Tagam, whose 2006 PIL in Gauhati High Court led to the order for a CBI inquiry, has filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court last week pleading for vacation of the stay order. The Supreme Court had stayed the Gauhati High Court order against Nabam Tuki, who was the then PWD and Urban Development Minister.
Addressing a press conference here today, Tagam, who heads the NGO Arunachal Justice Forum (AJF), said that if the anti-corruption law says that he should step down from the post of Chief Minister then Tuki should do so.
�I have prayed to the Supreme Court to vacate the order of stay granted on August 26, and pass such other order as it may deem fit and proper,� Tagam said.
Tagam alleged that Tuki by abusing his official power and position as a minister helped his kith and kin gain wrongfully, thereby causing loss to the public exchequer.