'UPA Govt. undermining constitutional authority of CAG': BJP

Last Updated: Mon, Nov 12, 2012 09:09 hrs

Chennai: Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader M. Venkaiah Naidu on Monday alleged that the Congress-led UPA government was trying to undermine the constitutional authority of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG).

Taking potshots at the government over the proposal to make the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) a multi-member body, Naidu said the ruling Congress Party has the track record of weakening the institutions whether it is in trouble or faces criticism.

"They are trying to undermine the institution of Comptroller and Auditor General of India. The Prime Minister earlier asserted that the observations of the CAG are disputable and they will be challenged before the Public Accounts Committee. How can the Prime Minister say that the observations of the CAG would be challenged when the matter comes before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC)?" asked Naidu.

"The PAC is a committee set up by parliament and its proceedings cannot be passed on to anybody and nobody can dictate to PAC," he added.

Minister of State in Prime Minister's Office V. Narayanasamy earlier on Sunday out rightly denied media report of the UPA Government mulling over making CAG a multi-member body, saying he was misquoted.

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