On the left, the TMC demanded a CBI probe into the PPE scam in Assam.
Guwahati: Opposition Left parties – CPI, CPI (M), CPI (ML) and RCPI and Trinamool Congress in Assam on Wednesday launched a CBI probe into alleged corruption in the Assam government. Demanded that Chief Minister Hamanta Biswa Sarma’s wife and family business contracts. Friend above market rate for supply of PPE kits during epidemic.
In a joint statement, the four left-wing parties accused the National Health Mission (NHM), Assam, of violating all rules two years ago by awarding contracts for the supply of medical equipment to fight COVID-19. “A series of investigative reports by two media outlets – ‘The Wire’ and ‘Cross-Current’ – have exposed the serious scams that are taking place. We call for a speedy investigation into the incident, “he said.
The Trinamool Congress marched here to Raj Bhuyan but was stopped by the police on the way. The party then presented a memorandum to Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi in which it addressed Prime Minister Narendra Modi and demanded a CBI probe into the allegations.
“At a time when you are advocating a zero tolerance policy against corruption by saying ‘I will not eat, I will not let you eat’ (I will not take, I will not allow others to take bribes), the BJP Minister of Assam High-ranking officials are embroiled in controversy, “the memorandum said.
He alleged that the reaction of Sarma, his wife Reniki Bhuvan Sarma and the state NHM had only served to create confusion and apprehension in the minds of the opposition parties as well as the people of Assam.
Assam Trimaool Congress president Ripun Bora accused Sarma of violating the ministers’ code of conduct by awarding contracts to his family and close friends if the allegations were proved true.
“It’s really scary if such a scandal really happened at a time when the country was suffering from epidemics caused by the epidemic, when millions were dying and many were struggling to survive. This is an unforgivable crime and the guilty should be punished accordingly.
Bora said in the memorandum, “Prime Minister, we request you to kindly look into all aspects of this matter and order an inquiry by the CBI to clear the matter for the benefit of all concerned.” What can be done. “