BJP trains guns on UPA Government over telecom scam
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday trained its guns on the UPA Government over the telecom scam, saying the latter has often tried to raise doubts over the credibility of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India's office and activities.
Talking to reporters in Allahabad, BJP leader, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that the Congress has also attempted to divide the CAG and influence its working.
Singh said that a figure of rupees 1.76 lakh crores (1.7 trillion) loss quoted by the CAG was debatable and questionable as it was a presumptive loss.
"The government is continuously committing wrongdoings. In the telecom scam they were trying to question the Comptroller and Auditor General's loss estimations in the telecom scam (apex audit body). They even wanted to divide the CAG and weaken it. However it was unsuccessful. They then took the help of a retired officer and doubted the entire scam, as if it was never committed. I think such moves will further raise doubts over the credibility of Congress Party," said Naqvi.
Meanwhile, Congress Party leader, Rashid Alvi supported lawmaker, Ram Jethmalani for praising Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for his action to appoint Ranjit Sinha as the new CBI Director, and said that the BJP can only make baseless allegations.
"He is very right to this extent that because of ignorance, BJP (India's main opposition) is making such allegations. But, BJP is in a habit to make baseless allegations against the Congress Party and in the same manner they are objecting the appointment of (federal police, the Central Bureau of Investigation) CBI director. Prime Minister has given very specific statement in this regard," said Alvi in New Delhi.