Assam Congress To Stage Protests From January 10, Against “Land Scam”

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The opposition party Indian National Congress (INC) on Monday have announced the commencement of a series of agitational events seeking a judicial probe into the ‘land scam’ worth of around 18 acres, which mentions the alleged involvement of the Assam Chief Minister’s spouse, Riniki Bhuyan Sarma.

Addressing the mediapersons, the Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) president Bhupen Kumar Borah, announced that party workers will hold protests from January 10 to February 6 in all districts, demanding an expedite probe into the same.

“All our district committees have lined up a series of programmes in this period and all our senior leaders, including MPs and MLAs, will take part in them. We will submit memorandums to the DC (deputy commissioners) for forwarding it to the governor seeking a judicial probe,” – asserted Borah.

The APCC President has also stated of intensifying the agitation across all constituencies and push it towards national level, if the state government fails to constitute a probe panel by February 6.

“We will raise the issue in Parliament also. We will protest against this unprecedented land scam inside and outside Parliament. We will take it to the President’s House and Jantar Mantar (in Delhi). We will not sit quiet,” Borah said.

The chief minister is evicting poor people from encroached land while he and his family have grabbed government land meant for the landless people, he alleged.

“The government has to institute a probe, or else prepare for a massive democratic movement,” the senior Congress leader said.

He said that the APCC had submitted a memorandum to the Assam Governor seeking a judicial probe on the matter, but nothing has been done in this regard so far.

“We then raised the issue during the Winter Session of assembly and brought an adjournment motion to discuss the scam. But the Speaker gave various excuses and dismissed our petition,” Borah said.

According to reports, these alleged irregularities were committed by a company, RBS Realtors Pvt Ltd which has been founded by the chief minister’s wife Riniki Bhuyan Sarma and BJP Kisan Morcha vice-president Ranjit Bhattacharya. Meanwhile, the CM’s son Nandil is also a shareholder in the firm.

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