Guwahati, (Agencies): Loud protests by opposition took place in Assam assembly on Friday demanding dismissal of ministers allegedly involved in the multimillion rupee scam in North Cachar Hills district.

The one thing which was missing in the protests was the names of the allegedly corrupt ministers.

"We don't want to name the ministers, although we know their names," Chandra Mohan Patowary, president of Assam's main opposition Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), said.

Assembly proceedings for the past four days have come to a halt with the opposition demanding that the corrupt ministers be dropped from the cabinet.

"Everybody knows who the corrupt ministers are and so there is no need to take names," said Bhuban Pegu, another vocal legislator belonging to the Gana Shakti Party.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Rameshwar Teli said, "No, no, I don't want to take their names as it is all known to the people of Assam."

The situation was the same with the Asom United Democratic Front (AUDF).

According to Aditya Langthasa, a legislator of AUDF, "The government should know who the corrupt ministers are. In fact, ministers of all departments where corruption has taken place in the North Cachar Hills district should be dropped."

The financial scam in the North Cachar Hills is currently being probed by the Central Bureau of Investigation, the enquiry being referred by the Assam government in 2008.

"How can I simply drop a minister or some ministers without any charge? No ministers in my cabinet have so far been interrogated or named by any investigating agency. The opposition demand is simply obnoxious and nothing but politics," Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said.

"If the opposition knows the names of the ministers, they should on their own lodge a complaint with the CBI or hand over the list of corrupt ministers to me."

A politician-militant-bureaucrat-contractor nexus involving government funds siphoned off in the North Cachar Hills district was unravelled by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in 2009 after the state government asked for an investigation.

The investigations revealed that crores of development funds were channelised to a militant group, the Dima Haolam Daogah. The case was later handed over to the CBI since it involved politicians and bureaucrats.

CBI too has refrained from naming or interrogating any ministers so far.