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AGP, BJP field chargesheeted candidate: Gogoi

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi charged the Opposition AGP and BJP with fielding a charge-sheeted candidate to contest the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls. Addressing the reporters at a function on Saturday, Gogoi said he would name the candidate in question only if both the parties deny.

The Chief Minister observed that the political parties talk of Bangladeshi influx only in the run up to the polls and forget it as soon as they manage to get elected. He said it was his government which took the initiatives to update the national registrar of citizens.

Gogoi maintained that he was Rajiv Gandhi, who signed the Assam Accord which include IIT, Bogeebel bridhe, Kalakhsetra, gas cracker along with two central universities.

He confident that people will vote for Congress as they are aware of his government’s good performance.

Thus, he accused AGP and BJP of not done enough for Assam.

In yet another development, BJP leader from Jorhat Dayananda Borgohain joined the Congress in the function organized at the Rajiv Bhawan. Borgohain, the BJP candidate in Jorhat in the last Lok Sabha poll stood second with more than one and a half lakh voters.

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Trouble brews for Rakesh Paul after the Gauhati High Court has ordered CBI probe into the allegations of amassing huge property using his position as the APSC chairman.  

Hearing two PILs on Thursday a division bench of the court comprising acting Chief Justice K. Sreedhar Rao and Justice Prasanta Kumar Saikia asked CBI to probe the allegations against Paul after the court went through the report by vigilance SP Mukul Saikia who three days submitted an affidavit detailing the list of the properties procured by Paul, his wife and the driver.

Talking to reporters amicus curiae Bhaskar Dev Konwar said that the CBI would be able to question Paul, his and the driver. But the APSC chairman would not be arrested. 

The court passed the order after hearing two public interest litigations (PILs) seeking its intervention into alleged anomalies by the APSC in conducting the civil services examinations where Paul allegedly took bribe to the tune of crores of rupees to ensure the safe passage of a section of the candidates.