Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun
Gogoi on Tuesday announced that he would file defamation suites
against former Chief Minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta and
opposition Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) president Chandra Mohan
Patowary for making "wild allegation" about his alleged
involvement in the multi-crore development fund scam of the
North Cachar Hills Autonomous Council.
"The attention of the chief minister has been drawn
to the allegation of Mahanta and Patowary that he was directly
involved in the scandal", a government release said here.
The chief minister has in the previous occasion
clarified that he was in no way involved in the scandal and
appropriate probe was going on.
"With the AGP leaders repeating their allegation,
Gogoi has decided to approach the court and file defamation
suites against them", it said.
Both Mahanta and Patowary have demanded the
resignation of Gogoi for being allegedly involved in the scam
in the autonomous council district.