GUWAHATI: As the needle of suspicion points to Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi in the Louis Berger Guwahati Water Supply Project bribery scam, the state’s main Opposition All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) has urged him to come clean by recommending a CBI probe.
“The Chief Minister’s assertion that he trusted his minister and, therefore, cleared the Louis Berger files in good faith is unfortunate. How can a responsible person like the Chief Minister do that? It’s a major scam. We want him to get it probed by the CBI to prove that he was not involved in any wrongdoing,” said AIUDF chief Maulana Badruddin Ajmal MP.
Furthermore, Ajmal alleged that the ruling Congress was mired in corruption. “The Congress is surely going to lose the 2016 Assembly elections. The ministers’ involvement in cases of corruption will come to light when the new government takes charge,” he said.
And the BJP, which has been going for Gogoi’s jugular in the wake of the disclosure by the US Department of Justice(DoJ)that New Jersey-based consulting firm Louis Berger International had allegedly paid `6.1 crore to bag the contracts for two water projects in Guwahati and Goa, said he could not get away by saying that he did not examine the files.