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Once again, Digvijay Singh takes on CAG and his 'leaky office'

Saturday, 3 November 2012 - 9:38pm IST | Place: New Delhi | Agency: PTI
The Congress general secretary had, on August 31, caused a flutter by lashing out at Comptroller and Auditor General Vinod Rai who, he claimed, he has a political agenda.

Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Saturday again hit out at the Comptroller and Auditor General over reports that it has taken exception to the Oil Ministry's decision to "accede" to the demands of Reliance Industries Ltd on audit of its Krishna-Godavari basin asset.

"CAG interim report again leaked. Would CAG instead of sermonising every one please look into his Leaky Office?" Singh wrote on the popular microblogging site Twitter.

There were media reports that the auditor has refused to agree to a time-barred audit, restricting the audit only to accounting books and records, submitting the final report only to the Oil Ministry and not using the information and data received from RIL for any other audit the CAG may carry out in the future.

The reports stated that while asking the ministry to remove these conditions "unambiguously", the CAG has said that many of the RIL's demands are restrictive and impinge on the CAG's basic rights and mandate to carry out audit as per the CAG Act and the Constitution.

The Congress general secretary had earlier on August 31 caused a flutter by lashing out at Comptroller and Auditor General Vinod Rai that he has a political agenda. Singh had later also blamed Rai for 'leak' of CAG reports.


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