New Delhi: Activist-turned politician Arvind Kejriwal on Monday accused the Congress-led UPA Government of trying to suppress the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG).
"The government wants to make CAG its agent. The selection process of the CAG should be independent from politics and should be investigated," said Kejriwal, while lashing out at the government over the proposal to make the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) a multi-member body.
"We think that the government suggestion to make CAG a multi-member body shows their intension are very bad. The government is trying to weaken CAG by making it multi-member," he added.
Kejriwal, whose new political party will be christened on November 26, further said the CAG should be completely independents of politicians.
"When CAG was coming out with strong reports, government tried to suppress it. We feel that it should be completely independents of politicians. Even the opposition should not have a say in the selection of CAG. Because in some state opposition in power and in some state government is in power," he added.
Earlier, Minister of State in Prime Minister's Office V Narayanasamy out rightly denied media report of the UPA Government mulling over making CAG a multi-member body, saying he was misquoted.