GoAP rubbishes financial scam allegation

*DyCM clarification incomplete: APCC

By Our Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR | Sep 16 | Rubbishing APCC allegation against the GoAP on alleged mismanagement of fund, GoAP spokesperson P D Sona today said such ‘irresponsible’ press statement of Congress party was just to malign the ‘image’ of the GoAP which has been maintaining total transparency in financial matters.

“The rash, malicious allegations of the oldest party are rejected outright. It is a delusional figment of imagination of APCC president that lacked total depth of understanding which is unexpected of an experienced leader,” he  said while addressing a press conference here today.

It is beyond comprehension from where an absurd figure of Rs 10,000 crore has been conjured, adding the Opposition is oblivious of the scale of finances available with the GoAP, he said.

“Without any substantiated evidence how the Congress could blame us unnecessarily. They should substantiate with enough evidences soon or else the GoAP might file a defamation suit,” he said.

Sona informed that the GoAP is known for unprecedented reforms at all levels of administration to bring about a transparent, accountable and corruption free governance, unlike any past Govt.

“The GoAP believes in proactive disclosure for which the accounts till the last penny of state exchequer are on social media and on website. This GoAP has nothing to hide and we have put all schemes under implementation for precise public scrutiny, because we want social audit,” he said.

On allegation that majority of SIDF funds have been diverted to Tawang and Namsai districts, he clarified that out of Rs 716.92 crore SIDF funds, Rs 35.35 crore  and Rs 36.15 crore were allocated to Tawang and Namsai district respectively, barely 5% of total allocation.

“The state BJP Govt led by Chief Minister Pema Khandu has always worked for transparency, accountability and corruption free governance. Any one going against the ethos of governance will be dealt with firmly as per the law”, Sona asserted.

On the recent ‘unofficial’ note of chief secretary addressed to development commissioner which went viral in social media, he informed that an ‘explanation’ has been sought to substantiate the basis of ‘unfounded’ issues raised in her note.

“The CS’s letter was sudden and very confusing. Being the ‘chief adviser to the Govt’, she (CS) has never mentioned any such apprehensions to CM, finance minister or the council of ministers on any occasion even after a lapse of several months of implementation of the rationalized system,” he claimed.

Development commissioner Ashish Kundra, also present, said all schemes and projects, being implemented after following all general financial rules including codal formality and administrative approvals, are in public domain.

Meanwhile, APCC today termed the clarification of DyCM Mein  on financial scam is totally incomplete.

The APCC clarification, in a release, was in response to Mein’s reply given at Namsai, in response to APCC president  Takam Sanjoy press briefing alleging biggest financial scam purportedly by the GoAP.

As DyCM and in-charge of finance, he should refute the allegations with fact and figures rather than making plain speeches to prove his innocence.

It further demanded that if the allegation is unfounded   then the GoAP. through a cabinet decision may dare to order a CBI probe into alleged financial scam for the truth unravel, the release added.

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