Rajya Sabha members furious at not getting CAG reports

August 5th, 2011 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS  

Bharatiya Janata Party New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) Accusing the government of trying to suppress scams, opposition members in the Rajya Sabha were Friday furious at not being given copies of the five reports of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG), including on the Commonwealth Games (CWG) and fertiliser subsidies.

Interrupting zero hour, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader S.S. Ahluwalia said the government was trying to suppress information related to the scams.

“The reports have not been made available to the members, how has it been tabled? It is Friday and most members will leave for their constituency. If they don’t get it now, it will be suppressed till Monday,” he said.

The reports on the CWG, fertiliser subsidies, functioning of the Coast Guards, the railways, and on autonomous bodies of union government were presented in parliament Friday.

“The report should be made available to the members before 2 p.m.,” Ahluwalia demanded.

Deputy Chairman K. Rahman Khan tried to pacify the member, saying soft copies would be made available before the house rises, but the opposition insisted on the 2 p.m. deadline.

The chair later agreed and instructed the government to make the copies available by 2 p.m.

–Indo-Asian news Service
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