By Debananda Medak
GUWAHATI: Jailed anti-CAA leader and Krishak Mukti Sagram Samiti (KMSS) chief Akhil Gogoi on Saturday said that the Assam police’s criminal investigation department (CID) lacks the ability to investigate the Assam police job scam and demanded a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
Gogoi said, “The Assam police job scam is more severe than the Vyapam scam of Madhya Pradesh and the last Assam Public Service Commission’s (APSC) scam. The CID cannot investigate the Assam police job scam. It should either be investigated by the CBI or by a justice of the Gauhati High Court.”
Condemning the state government of Assam and Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Gogoi said, “We demand immediate step down of Sonowal as home minister. It has devastated the future of thousands of youths of the state.”
He stressed that those who were involved in the Assam police job scam were also involved in the recruitment scam took place in the panchayat and rural development. “Therefore, we demand an inclusive prove into the Assam police job scam.”
The peasant leader also condemned the Centre for passing the farm bills in a hasty manner. “The controversial farm bills passed both the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha has forced the farmers of the country as slaves. The recently passed bills will curtail the rights and privileges of the farmers.”
Expressing concern over the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) and Assam Jatiayatanadi Yuba-Chatra Parishad’s (AJYCP) recent formation of the new regional political party – Assam Jatiya Parishad (AJP), Gogoi said, “AASU has committed a historic blunder. A divided house of the regional parties cannot defeat the ruling BJP from Dispur. No regional political party should go alone in the ensuing Assam assembly election scheduled for 2021. It will walk over the BJP.”
Earlier, the peasant leader appealed all the regional political parties, ethnic organisations and indigenous tribal bodies to remain united under one flag, symbol and agenda to oust the BJP from Dispur in 2021.
However, the AASU and AJYCP have jointly formed the AJP which appeared as a sharp decline to Gogoi’s appeal. Notably, following the footsteps of the AASU and AJYCP, numbers of tribal bodies of the state also recently announced of forming a new semi-regional political party to approach the ensuing assembly election.