Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi on Monday gave a new twist in the US construction company Louis Berger bribery case by saying the concerned minister and officials were directly responsible for the deal.
Gogoi’s reaction came a day after the BJP had flayed Assam government for not acting strongly on the bribery case and pointed the needle of suspicion at Gogoi. BJP had also demanded CBI inquiry into the controversy.
“I will quit if any one proves that I am involved. BJP alleges that the particular file came to me and I signed over it. Yes, the file came to me after it was duly cleared by concerned department’s officials. There was nothing wrong from my part. It is a common administrative procedure. If something is wrong in the deal, the concerned department, officials and concerned minister was responsible,” Gogoi said.
Enforcement Directorate (ED) had recently registered a money laundering FIR in the case to probe charges of bribing Indian officials with crores of rupees to win a major water developmental project in Guwahati.