10 Maha ministers under CAG scanner for power misuse

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 15:24

Mumbai: The Opposition in Maharashtra
Legislative Assembly Wednesday said that as per the latest report of Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG), ten ministers were
directly or indirectly responsible for irregularities
involving institutions run by them or their kin causing losses
to the state exchequer.

Leader of Opposition Eknath Khadse said the ten ministers
were guilty of misusing their official position to dole out
largesse to the institutions run by them or their relatives.

"We have their names but cannot disclose till the report
is officially made public," he said.

"The CAG report has already been submitted to the
government and the copies are ready. We too have them. But the
government has been refusing to table it on the floor of the
House to avoid debate," Khadse charged.

BJP legislator Devendra Phadanvis urged the speaker
Dilip Walse Patil to issue directives to the government in
this regard.

Khadse said the Opposition wanted to discuss the
report`s findings through a debate.

"This will enable the concerned ministers to give an
explanation on the report’s findings and present their side as
well," he added.

Nawab Malik (NCP) said the Opposition was trying to
malign the government`s image by raising such an issue.

"There is a Public Accounts Committee (PAC) headed by
the Opposition where the report can be discussed and action
taken," he added.

To which the speaker said the Opposition`s motive should
not be questioned in this regard.

"The report cannot be discussed in the PAC unless it is
tabled in the House," the Speaker said and asked the
Opposition to give him some time to give a ruling.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 15:24

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