Guwahati, Jan. 5: The Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) today vowed to carry on an anti-Congress campaign till the Assembly elections. It said it would take up the issues of corruption by the ruling Congress and big dams.
Talking to reporters here today KMSS leader Akhil Gogoi alleged that rampant corruption had taken place under the Congress government, which had marred the development of the state.
“We will carry on an anti-government campaign till the Assembly elections,” he said.
Gogoi said they had identified many corruption issues in diffrent departments of the state government by using the Right to Information Act.
He said they would publish a white paper on corruption under the Congress government.
“Through the RTI we have collected data which clearly shows corruption in different departments of the state government. We will publish the white paper soon,” Gogoi said.
The KMSS alleged that chief minister Tarun Gogoi had been protecting his cabinet ministers, including health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, allegedly involved in the financial anomalies in the NC Hills Autonomous Council.
The organisation threatened that if the chief minister does not drop Sarma within 48 hours, it would target the chief minister for protecting the “corrupt” minister.
Considering the problems faced by those who work against corruption, the organisation has drafted, what they call the “Assam anti-corruption, grievance redressal and whistleblower protection bill, 2011” with the help of some advocates and RTI activists.
Gogoi said the KMSS had urged the AGP to take up the matter in the next Assembly session. They had given copies of the “bill” to all the Opposition parties of the state so that they could join hands to impress upon the government to formulate such a legislation,
He added that a copy of the “bill” would also be sent to the Congress.