Cong to present white paper in Assam assembly

Guwahati: The Congress government in Assam would present a white paper in the assembly on its achievements in comparison with its predecessor the AGP government and said he would resign if it was proved that he was involved in the North Cachar Hills financial scam.

The white paper would be laid in the House on July 14 and the Congress was for a thorough discussion on it, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Saturday told reporters.

"Our government's performance in maintaining law and order, development, agriculture, foreigners problem, health, education, unemployment and every other field will be laid before the people," he said.

The white paper will expose the poor performance of the AGP in all fronts. "Their's (AGP) has been the most corrupt government, indulged in secret killings, breached freedom by gagging the Press," Gogoi alleged.

He challenged AGP to prove that he was involved in the North Cachar Hills financial scam. "If they can, I will resign as chief minister and also MLA. To hide their misdeeds AGP are harping on the N C Hills scam."

"If they have any document proving my involvement, let them give it to the president, prime minister, people, court, CBI or whosover," he challenged.

Gogoi criticised former governor Lt Gen (retd) S K Sinha for refusing to grant sanction to the CBI to prosecute former chief minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta for his alleged involvement in the Rs 400 crore letter of Credit (LoC) scam.

"I respected him (Sinha) as the governor, but till today I blame him for what he did. He has done the greatest injustice to Assam by indulging a person involved in corruption," Gogoi said adding there is no record of governors in the country not giving permission to CBI for prosecuting chief ministers.