Gandhinagar: Gujarat Governor Dr Kamla has sought explanation from the Narendra Modi government on delay in tabling the Comptroller and Auditor General`s report before the Assembly, sources in the state government said.
Opposition Congress had given a memorandum to the Governor on the issue of delay.
Governor Kamla and Modi government have been at
loggerheads over several issues, including appointment of a
Lokayukta by her.
Sources in the state government today said that it had
received a communication from the Governor on the CAG report.
Leader of Opposition, Shaktisinh Gohil, also claimed that
Governor had sought explanation from the state government.
Meanwhile, Assembly sources said that house had received
the CAG, which will be tabled on March 30, the last day of the
Gohil said, "After our representation to the Governor on
March 26, she immediately sought an explanation from the state
government." Following which, the Gujarat government sent CAG
report to the Governor on March 27, and it was cleared by her
office within an hour and sent back, the Congress leader
According to Gohil, state government had received the CAG
report in February, but it was not sent to the Governor,
though the Constitution mandates so.
"As per the ruling of the then Speaker in 1970, the CAG
report should be tabled in the house during budget session as
early as possible. A delay of not more than seven days from
the date of receiving the report is permissible," Gohil said.
On being contacted, state government spokesperson
Jaynarayan Vyas said, "The Congress was blowing the issue out
of proportion just on the basis of memorandum handed over to