New Delhi: It seems that Congressmen have started toeing the line shown by party chief Sonia Gandhi about how to combat allegation on UPA government especially on Prime Minister over allocation of coal blocks to private firms. Addressing Congress Parliamentary Party meet On August 28, Sonia Gandhi had appealed her partymen to respond to such allegations aggressively.

Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh, widely known for his penchant for controversies, has hit out directly at the constitutional authority which has indicted the UPA government on allocation of coal blocks.

Digvijay Singh has alleged that Comptroller and Auditor General of India, Vinod Rai, has political ambition and was biased against Congress party while preparing CAG report on coal block allocations. The Congress general secretary has said that Vinod Rai entertains political ambitions like former CAG TN Chaturvedi who after retirement joined BJP and became MP.

Raising doubts on style of functioning of CAG, the Congress general secretary asked that where the CAG got those data. Digvijay has said that data in the CAG report prepared by Vinod Rai and his team is unauthentic and far from reality.

On the other, TN Chaturvedi himself came to Rai’s rescue and condemned bids to drag the present CAG into controversy. Chaturvedi further added that every individual has a constitutional right to decide on joining politics. Defending the report, Chaturvedi said that it cannot be faulted as it is prepared on the basis of strong facts and figures.

It is to be noted that in late 1980s when TN Chaturvedi was CAG who had prepared report on Bofors scam during Rajiv Gandhi’s tenure. He had indicted then regime for allowing embezzlement in purchase of big guns. Later, Chaturvedi had joined BJP and became BJP MP and Karnataka Governor.  

JPN/Bureau


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