New Delhi: Refuting former Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) official RP Singh’s charges against him, senior BJP leader and Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chairman Murli Manohar Joshi on Saturday said that he has the authority to call any official to get information.

"People come to my house when I call them. I have the authority to call any officer - not only CAG officer, I can call any officer. I have being calling officers; they have to explain things to me. If I need a file, CAG officers come and show it to me,” he said.

Giving another twist to the 2G spectrum allocation controversy, former Director General of CAG had questioned the CAG's estimates of presumptive loss of Rs 1.76 lakh crore. Singh had also accused the PAC Chairman of unethical behaviour by getting in touch with the CAG while preparing his report in the case. RP Singh, who was the principal auditor of the 2G spectrum allocation report , had said that the CAG's 2G report had been influenced by Joshi and the loss figure mentioned in the report was presumptive and restored despite having been deleted by him in the draft.

(JPN)

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