Patna: The recent Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report has given an issue to Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) against the Nitish government. The low laying opposition is gearing up to target the state government over the AC-DC bill.

The CAG report, which was tabled on the last day of the Assembly session, stated that from 2002 to 2009 out of 58421 pending Abstract Contingency Bill (AC-DC) worth Rs 14272 crore, only 7435 Detailed Contingency (DC) bill worth Rs 2418 crore were submitted.

There were misappropriations in the bill submitted as few had vouchers and in few cases photo copy of the vouchers were attached. In some cases, DCO’s signature was missing. Attorney General said that despite several reminders the amount increased to Rs 15,885 crore.

With the EC-DC bill the politics of Bihar took its pace when Patna High Court ordered a CBI probe and also served a notice to its Director to appear before the court. However, after an appeal from the state government, the High Court has given it time to submit the DC bill but didn’t stay its order.

However, the report has given an opportunity to the opposition to attack the government. The president of the Lok Janshakti Party, Ram Vilas Paswan, has said that after going through the bill they would decide the future plans.

Leader of Opposition Abdul Bari Siddiqui has said that after the revelation of the DC bill for the consecutive two years, it is now obvious that something is fishy in the bill. He added that they along with the Congress want a CBI probe into the matter.

Meanwhile, few of the suspended JD-U MPs are also gearing up to take legal advice to charge the government.

(JPN/ Bureau)