Congress questions CAG’s credibility on coal report

September 10th, 2012 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS  

Bharatiya Janata Party New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) The Congress Monday attacked the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG), India’s official auditor, by questioning the credibility of its report on the coal blocks allocation.

“Is it a meeting of minds of the CAG and the BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party)… Is it solely a coincidence or there is more to it,” Congress spokesperson Manish Tewari told reporters here.

The CAG in a recent report said that private players had windfall gains worth Rs.1.85 lakh crore in the 142 coal blocks allocated by the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government 2006-09.

“Is the CAG misusing its credibility… If it is so, the question is why,” he asked.

The BJP did not allow parliament to function during the monsoon session by demanding Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s resignation over the issue and cancellation of the allocated coal blocks.

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