Attacking the Congress over ex-CAG`s claims, BJP said the opposition party stood "exposed" and demanded that the identity of leaders who "approached him" to drop names of those involved in scams during the UPA regime be revealed.
In what can bring in more trouble for the Congress party, a book authored by former Comptroller and Auditor General Vinod Rai is set to make a disclosure that the senior UPA functionaries wanted to tamper with the reports of Coalgate and Commonwealth scams.
Overstaying in official bungalows by former ministers, ex-MPS and retired bureaucrats has again come under judicial scrutiny with Supreme Court today seeking Centre`s response on the issue which was brought to its notice by former CAG Vinod Rai.
Former Comptroller and Auditor General of India Vinod Rai Friday said he felt "honoured" to be asked by the Supreme Court to supervise the special audit of property of Kerala`s famous Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple and would carry out the "difficult" task sincerely.
Former CAG Vinod Rai, who faced intense attack from government over 2G spectrum report which pegged the presumptive loss at Rs 1.76 lakh crore, has said the audit had been conducted as per the global norms.
Outgoing Comptroller and Auditor General Vinod Rai favours bringing all private-public partnerships (PPPs), Panchayti Raj Institutions and societies getting government funds within the ambit of the CAG.
Union Minister Manish Tewari on Monday took pot shots at CAG Vinod Rai asking why Rs 1.78 lakh crore was not generated in the 2G auction and invited him to a public debate to discuss the loss estimated by the auditor.
Not being averse to idea of multi-member CAG institution, Comptroller and Auditor General Vinod Rai on Friday said the change should be accompanied by conferment of adequate responsibility and power to the public auditor.
Slamming the CAG for criticising the government on foreign soil, Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari Friday said Constitutional authorities should circumscribe by Lakshman Rekha propriety.
Congress leader Digvijay Singh took a dig at the Comptroller and Auditor General Vinod Rai for hitting out at Manmohan Singh-led government for attempting to reduce the federal auditor to a mere accountant.