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Uproar in RS over delay in copies of CAG reports

Alleging that the government wanted to hush up CAG reports on scams including CWG, the BJP on Friday created uproar in the Rajya Sabha in protest against copies not being made available even after they were tabled.



New Delhi: Alleging that the government wanted
to hush up CAG reports on scams including CWG, the BJP on Friday
created uproar in the Rajya Sabha in protest against copies
not being made available even after they were tabled.

Irked over not receiving the copies, senior BJP leader S S
Ahluwalia (BJP) said the CAG dealt with scams in the 19th
Commonwealth Games, fertiliser subsidy as also functioning of
the Indian Coast Guard.
"They are trying to sweep these under the carpet. They are
attempting to cover up... scams in Commonwealth and fertiliser
subsidy," he said demanding the copies must be provided to the
members before 2 PM.

Deputy Chairman K Rahman Khan directed the government to
ensure that the copies of the reports reach the members before
2 PM.

The issue could be resolved only after the government
assured the members that their demand would be met.

But about ten minutes of the House were lost in the
uproar during which Ahluwalia also charged Minister of State
for Parliamentary Affairs Rajiv Shukla with being
"irresponsible".

D Raja (CPI) supported the demand while members from CPI-M
and AIADMK were on their feet demanding the copies.
Earlier, Minister of State for Finance Namo Narayan Meena
laid five CAG reports on the table.

PTI

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