The ongoing allegation and counter-allegation by KMSS ( Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti) Akhil Gogoi and influential cabinet minister Himanta Biswa Sarma in Assam Government has taken a new turn today when KMSS has demanded action against Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and News Life channel for alleged corporate fraud amounting to crores of rupees and submitted memorandum to Union Corporate Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid, Security and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) and Reserve Bank of India
Few days ago, Akhil Gogoi accused News Live being funded by a company BKT Finance Private Ltd, whose address does not exist in Chennai! Also, it is surely interesting that a company registered in Chennai, investing in a satellite channel in Assam! Nothing wrong though!
So far, Himanta Biswa Sarma has not replied but News Live has replied to these allegations to which KMSS General Secretary retorts that “Instead of raving, News Live should let the people know the location of BKT Finance Private Ltd and who is its owner. The news channel must also come up with the names of the anonymous individuals who have contributed 20 percent investment,” through a press release.
For last few days, while observing websites of both NewsLive TV and DY365,it seems DY365 tries to highlight Akhil Gogoi while NewsLive tries to downplay Akhil Gogoi’s allegations!
NewsLive also aired few videos about Bhuban Pegu alleging him amassing huge property and being revolutionary along with Akhil Gogoi! But Bhuban Pegu has recently come out with his all income details and made it public while same has not been done by either NewsLive, rather they have got allegation of corporate fraud by Akhil Gogoi!
These allegations are significant in view of coming assembly election in Assam. Most probably, Himanta Biswa Sarma will have to reply to these allegation in public!