Guwahati: In what has come as serious embarrassment for the elected representatives of people in Assam, many costly appliances like LED TVs, air conditioners and refrigerators bought from public money have gone missing from the official quarters of former speaker Pranab Gogoi and former deputy speaker Bhimananda Tanti.
Former Speaker Pranab Kumar Gogoi was allotted a posh bungalow in the assembly premises in which the assembly secretariat had set up as many as 22 ACs and six large screen TVs besides two big refrigerators.
After the election of the new speaker, when assembly secretariat was to take over the possession of the bungalow vacated by former speaker, it was found that at least three ACs, one fridge and one LED TV were missing.
Former deputy speaker Bhimananda Tanti was also allotted a new bungalow. He vacated the bungalow designated for deputy speaker after losing the assembly election.
Secretariat sources said that two ACs were missing from Tanti’s bungalow. The Assam Assembly principal secretary Mr Mrigendra Kumar Deka also admitted that the many appliances have gone missing from the bungalows.
“We have learnt that three ACs, a fridge and a TV set which went missing from speaker’s were shifted to the new quarter of the MLA hostel which has been allotted to him. We don’t know about the two ACs missing from the bungalow allotted to the former deputy speaker,” said Mr Deka.
The employees of the assembly secretariat looking after the maintenance of official bungalows said that even expensive curtains were missing when possession of the bungalow was handed over to them....