BJP pulls up Congress over former CAG's shocking disclosure
Launching a frontal attack on the Congress over former CAG Vinod Rai's claims that coalition functionaries had deputed politicians to get him leave out names from the audit reports in the Coalgate and Commonwealth Games scam, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday said a lot of bullying tactics was utilized by the former ruling party at the Centre to make sure that the corrupt were not exposed during the UPA regime.
BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said the Congress stands naked today as the truth has been exposed.
"This is something which has been known to the country since long. The Bharatiya Janata Party has been driving this awareness campaign across the country and today we all stand with the fact that the truth has been exposed. The Congress stands naked today. The Congress has always tried its best to subvert the constitutional institutions of the country for its own benefit and that's what has been exposed by the former CAG," Patra told Asian News International here.
"The way the former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has travelled from being an accidental Prime Minister in Sanjay Baru's book to be a puppet Prime Minister in the forthcoming book of Vinod Rai, it shows that the Congress had more to do with retaining power than to do with fighting corruption. And I believe the Congress used bullying tactics with most of the constitutional institutions to prevent it from writing the truth, to prevent it from projecting the truth that the Congress was the most corrupt party in this country," he added.
In his upcoming book 'Not just an Accountant', the former CAG has criticized former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and accused him of running from his responsibilities. In his yet to be published book, he has given details of Congress's response to the multiple scams unearthed during his tenure as the CAG.
According to reports, the former CAG has also claimed that UPA functionaries had roped in even his colleagues in the IAS, to which he belonged before his appointment as CAG, to persuade him to leave out names.
(Posted on 25-08-2014)