Congress not at fault: Oscar on Assam scams

With the Opposition parties in Assam trying to defame Congress-led government with corruption charges ahead of assembly polls, AICC leader Oscar Fernandes today said there was no fault of Congress.

Last Updated: Feb 04, 2011, 20:30 PM IST

Shillong: With the Opposition parties in
Assam trying to defame Congress-led government with corruption charges ahead of assembly polls, AICC leader Oscar Fernandes today said there was no fault of Congress and that these
issues were related to the administration.

"It is not the fault of Congress. There are certain
issues related to the administration which have to be dealt
with firmly," he said, talking to reporters on the sidelines
of a function here.

Assam government is facing corruption charges in
connection with the alleged multi-crore North Cachar Hills
district autonomous council scam.

Opposition parties have stalled proceedings in the
state assembly over the issue.
Fernandes, maintaining that these charges will not
harm the party`s poll fortunes, said, "The situation in Assam
is in our favour and we are going to form the next
government."

Saying the government will deal firmly with all
corruption cases, he said, "On all the issues, the government
of India has taken a positive action. If there is any fault anywhere, further action will be taken."

He said Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi has also
taken action against corruption charges whenever proved.
Fernandes will meet Assam Congress leaders tomorrow to
chalk out election strategy.

PTI