In a startling allegation, peasant leader Akhil Gogoi declared list of properties owned by wife of Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi in United States of America. Akhil Gogoi also gave details of other properties owned by close relatives of CM Tarun Gogoi in USA.
Addressing mediapersons at a press conference in Guwahati on 8th Jan 2011 afternoon, KMSS secretary Akhil Gogoi alleged that the Chief Minister has several houses in the US in the names of his wife Dolly Gogoi (12700 W Dodge Road, Omaha NE 69154), daughter Chandrima Gogoi (701 Berry Ave, Los Angeles C A 94024) and son-in-law Prasenjit Phukan (178 Ownes Ct Mountain View C A 94043; 143 Albany St, Cambridge MA 02139 and Los Altos CA 94022).
The money value of these houses when added together would be Rs 17, 88, 45, 050. His daughter had declared while acquiring the property that her average annual income was Rs 64, 42, 650, while her husband Prasenjit Phukan had made three declarations stating that his average annual incomes were Rs 64, 42, 650, Rs 34, 36,050 and Rs 72, 71, 250. Chief Minster’s wife Dolly Gogoi declared that her average annual income was Rs 29, 18, 650.
This is serious allegation and it would be interesting to see how CM Tarun Gogoi reacts to these allegation! In view of the coming assembly election in Assam in next few months, this kind of allegation of corruption will surely create trouble for Congress which is already under widespread attack due to many corruptions at the centre.