GUWAHATI, Jan 29 � Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national secretary Dr Kirit Somaiya today alleged that the amount of corruption in the eight Northeastern States in the year 2009-10 may cross a whopping Rs 50,000 crore, of which Assam has a share of nearly 40 per cent.
Somaiya, on a tour of the Northeast as a part of the fact finding committee of BJP, claimed that the party has legal documents and other evidences that would be put up in the Parliament to demand a thorough CBI probe into all these scams.
Addressing the media here, he said that the committee consisting of party MP Bijoya Chakravarty, BJP general secretary Tapur Gao and himself would submit its detailed report on corruption in the Northeast to party president Nitin Gadkari on February 11 at Delhi.
The committee had visited various parts of Arunachal, Assam and Manipur.
�On February 15, the report would be submitted to the President of India urging her to take action against fraudulent politicians. If required, we would also move the court on certain issues that include PDS scam of Assam,� said Somaiya.
�We would also inform the President that in spite of strictures and exposures by the CAG, the Congress governments at the Centre and in Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur are not taking action.�
Lambasting the Tarun Gogoi- led State Government for deep-rooted corruption in the State, the BJP leader said that misappropriation of fund and fraud in the government system are becoming a routine in Assam. �Despite the special inspection report by the CAG that unearthed large-scale misappropriation of fund in the NC Hills, the State government did not bother to respond to the CAG queries,� he added.
Citing the examples of misappropriation of rural development fund in Morigaon (Rs 52 lakh), siphoning of NREGA fund at Phemachi Zilla Parishad (Rs 38 lakh) and other embezzlements brought to light by the AG�s report, the BJP leader demanded a CBI investigation of all the misappropriations pointed out by the special inspection report. Also flaying the union government for not taking proper steps to control the unabated price rise of all the essential commodities, he said that rise in the prices of onion up to Rs 80 per kg is a big scam of the UPA government that helped the unscrupulous section to pocket thousands of crores of rupees.