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Come clean on funds, CM told

Nov. 14: Peasant leader Akhil Gogoi today dared chief minister Tarun Gogoi to reveal sources of funds for organising a Congress rally scheduled to be held in the city on November 24.

The Assam PCC will organise the rally at the playground of College of Veterinary Science in Khanapara to kickstart its campaign for the ensuing panchayat polls.

“A huge amount of money will be spent to organise the rally and ferry people from different parts of the state. The Congress is infamous for its habit of giving money to people so that they come and join its rally. Chief minister Tarun Gogoi who recently admitted that he had failed to prevent corruption must reveal the sources from where the funds will come to organise the rally,” Akhil who is the president of Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) told reporters.

The chief minister recently admitted that his government had failed to weed out corruption despite being in power for three consecutive terms. He even admitted that in some government departments, files do not move without money changing hands.

He, however, raised doubts over sources of funds with which many organisations, including the KMSS, are organising anti-corruption rallies and movements.

Akhil today gave details about persons and organisations which helped the KMSS organise the rally recently at Assam Engineering Institute’s playground at Chandmari.

He said unlike the Congress, the KMSS did not distribute money to ferry people to its rallies and people joined the rallies spontaneously.

“Now it is the turn of Tarun Gogoi to reveal the sources of funds for the Congress to organise rallies. If he is an honest man, he must declare it publicly,” Akhil said.