CAG reports not gospels, says Congress

August 9th, 2011 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS  

Sushil Kumar New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The Congress Tuesday said the government auditor’s reports on the Adarsh society scam and on the Commonwealth Games are “not gospel”.

“CAG reports are not gospels, they are subject to independent verification of the parliamentary Public Accounts Committee,” party spokesperson Manish Tewari said Tuesday.

“If they are considered gospels, not a single chief minister in the country will be left,” he said.

The CAG report on the Adarsh Housing Society of Mumbai tabled Tuesday indicts two former Maharashtra chief ministers and present union ministers Vilasrao Deshmukh and Sushil Kumar Shinde.

The CAG report says, “Maximum concessions were given to the Adarsh Housing Society when Vilasrao Deshmukh and Sushil Kumar Shinde were chief ministers. Shinde was the chief minister when wrong environment clearance was given and the number of flat allotments was increased.”

Last month, Sushil Kumar Shinde, currently the union power minister, was questioned by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) as a witness in connection with the Adarsh scam.

Deshmukh is the earth sciences minister presently.

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