Delhi CM to brief Congress MLAs on CAG

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - 22:50

New Delhi: Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit has
called a meeting of Congress Legislature Party on August 27,
two days before the monsoon session of Delhi Assembly begins,
where she will apprise the MLAs about the government`s stand
on the CAG report on Commonwealth Games.
In the CLP, Dikshit is expected to inform the MLAs about
the government defence on the CAG findings besides finalising
strategy to counter the opposition, which is set to raise the
issue forcefully in the Assembly.



Earlier, Dikshit had planned to call a meeting of the CLP
on Friday to brief the MLAs about the government`s position on
the CAG report.



However, with the central leadership of Congress solidly
backing her in the face of mounting attack on her by BJP
following the CAG indictment, Dikshit is understood to have
taken a "wait and watch" policy and decided to refrain from
talking about the report for now.



The monsoon session of the Assembly will be held from
August 29 to September 5.



The CAG report, which was tabled in Parliament on Friday,
has severely indicted Dikshit for irregularities in certain
CWG projects implemented by her government following which BJP
has mounted pressure on her to step down.
Meanwhile, all the departments of the government, whose
name figured in the CAG report, were told to file their
detailed "explanations" at the earliest so that they could be
compiled for presentation before the Public Accounts Committee
of Parliament.



Sources said specific instructions were issued to PWD to
file a comprehensive report on the "procedural lapses" as
pointed out by CAG in certain projects implemented by the
department.



The Delhi government has been aggressively defending the
Chief Minister and ruling out her resignation and instead
charged the BJP with trying to take "political mileage" from
the auditor`s report.



PTI



First Published: Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - 22:50

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