CAG report on CWG being politicised: Delhi govt

Last Updated: Monday, August 8, 2011 - 18:09

New Delhi: With Opposition gunning for Sheila
Dikshit, Delhi government on Monday said there was no indictment
of the Chief Minister or any other political leader in the CAG
report on CWG projects which is being "unnecessarily

Noting that the government has gone through the report of
the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG), Delhi Transport
Minister Arvinder Singh Lovely said it has neither indicted
Dikshit nor any other political head and has rather praised
the city government on infrastructure development work.

"We have gone through the report. Nowhere in the report
either the Chief Minister or any minister or any public
functionary has been named. Nobody has been indicted. No
mention of their names. Where is the indictment of the Chief
Minister?” he said.
"What is happening now is unnecessary politicisation of
the CAG report. Some people are trying to take political
mileage out of the report.... Nowhere in the report, there is
mention of the words -- corruption or scam," Lovely told a
press conference after a meeting of the Delhi Cabinet which
discussed the audit report in detail.

Tearing into opposition demand for Dikshit`s resignation,
Lovely said if the governments were to resign on the "mere"
mention of their names in the CAG report, then every March
there will be change in guard at both central and state
The CAG had pointed out several irregularities in certain
projects like streetscaping and streetlighting causing
financial losses.

Lovely said there was "no role" of any political leader
or for that matter the Chief Minister in the tender process.


First Published: Monday, August 8, 2011 - 16:09
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