Jaipur: Terming as "very serious" the leakage
of CAG`s findings on contracts given to Reliance Industries
(RIL), senior BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi on Wednesday said PAC
could probe the issue if its members wanted.
Joshi also demanded that the government make public
whether CAG`s findings on Krishna Godavari basin was a special
"Leakage of CAG findings to media is a serious issue and
it should be clarified by the government that for how long the
report was with the government. The government should clear
air on its revelation also," Joshi said at a press conference
He said that the matter of leakage will be discussed in
PAC`s next meeting and said if members were to take up this
issue for probe, he would welcome it.
Joshi said that BJP will organise a countrywide campaign,
public meetings against corruption from June 23 to 25.
Alleging that the issue could be another big scam which
must be probed thoroughly, Joshi said Home Minister P
Chidambaram, who was the then Finance Minister, was
responsible for it.
"Financial irregularities during 2G allocation also
happened during his tenure as Finance Minister," he said.
Joshi attacked Home Minister P Chidambaram for sending an
erroneous list of names of India`s most wanted living in
The CAG report has alleged that between 2004-06, the
petroleum ministry circumvented rules to allow Mukesh Ambani`s
Reliance Industries Limited (PIL) to benefit at the cost of
government`s own financial stake in development of KG Basin,
considered India`s largest gas fields.