Congress leader accuses current government of massive corruption in tractor distribution scheme


  • Congress leader accuses current government of massive corruption in tractor distribution scheme
10-02-2018 | Pratidin Bureau. |

Opposition leader in the Assam Assembly, Debabrata Saikia, has alleged massive corruption in distribution of tractors among farmers and demanded an all-party House committee probe into the matter.

The senior Congress MLA also alleged mining irregularities by Coal India in the state and sought a CBI enquiry into the issue.

"In case of one particular tractor company, named Preet, the government paid a higher amount. The company quoted the price of one tractor in Farmer Portal as 5.83 lakh. But the Government e-Marketplace (GeM) portal shows price of one tractor as 4.53 lakh," Saikia said at a press meet on the Assembly premises.

This price difference hints at the "massive corruption" at the top level, he said.

The scheme had also promised farmers their choice of brand for the tractors, but some "influential people" forced them to accept vehicles of just one particular company, he alleged.

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