Saturday, February 16, 2019

CAG's Rafale audit report may not be worth the paper it was printed on: Chidambaram

New Delhi: Senior Congress leader and former finance minister P Chidambaram said the CAG audit report on Rafale deal contains "no useful information or analysis or conclusions".

"CAG has meekly submitted to the unprecedented demand of the government and presented a report that contains no useful information or analysis or conclusions. The report may not be worth the paper on which it is printed," Chidambaram said.

The CAG report on Rafale that was tabled in Rajya Sabha on February 13, said the NDA government's deal to buy 36 Rafale jets is 2.86 per cent cheaper than the UPA's proposal to buy 126 jets. After the details of the CAG report was made public, Congress alleged again irregularities in the Rafale deal.

While addressing a presser at All India Congress Committee (AICC) headquarters in Delhi on Thursday, the senior Congress leader said, "CAG report is significant not for what it has said (actually it has said little) but for what it has not said."

The Congress Rajya Sabha MP added that the report doesn't throw light on the six questions which are relevant in the controversial deal.
16/02/19 Supriya Bhardwaj/India Today
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