CAG should plug leaks from his office: Digvijay

Congress leader Digvijay Singh Thursday hit out at the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) for his "valuable advice" on providing constitutional backing for the CBI and the CVC but wondered why he was not taking steps to "stop leaks of reports" from his office.

He was addressing reporters a day after CAG Vinod Rai said the Central Bureau of Investigation and the Central Vigilance Commission should be given constitutional backing to enable them to function independently.

The CAG keeps giving the government "valuable advice" but "why is he not doing anything to stop the leaks of reports", Digvijay Singh said.

He added that Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi had been pressing for constitutional status for the Lokpal, "but the BJP is opposed to it".

Digvijay Singh had tweeted a few days ago: "CAG interim report again leaked. Would CAG instead of sermonising every one please look into his Leaky Office."

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Prakash Javdekar said that the CAG's suggestions, made at the World Economic Forum Wednesday evening, were important.
"That the CBI and CVC need to be given constitutional status is an important suggestion, and the nation must debate on it," said Javdekar.

The government is under attack for alleged corruption in the allocation of 2G spectrum and coal blocks following leakage of the CAG's report that it had led to huge losses for  the exchequer.

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