CAG report: BJP to train guns on Siddaramaiah

CAG report: BJP to train guns on Siddaramaiah

Congress Legislature Party leader Siddaramaiah. (DH File Photo)

The BJP will train its guns at Congress Legislature Party leader Siddaramaiah at the Belagavi session of the legislature on alleged financial irregularities highlighted by the Comptroller and Auditor General’s (CAG) report.

The saffron party on Thursday released a booklet, which is a compilation of audit objections and observations made by the CAG in its report for 2016-17 that was tabled recently. “The CAG report says there was a 19% mismatch in the state’s receipts and expenditure, which translates into Rs 35,000 crore of public money that is unaccounted for,” BJP MLC N Ravikumar told a news conference. “Chief Minister Kumaraswamy tabled the CAG report. We now urge him to act against his predecessor Siddaramaiah for the irregularities,” he said.

He said that the CAG had flagged irregularities in purchase of uniforms for schoolchildren, procurement of laptops, filling up of lakes among other things. “We demand that the CAG report be debated once again,” he said.

Malleswaram MLA C N Ashwathnarayan said, “It’s not that we did not suspect irregularities then. Now, there’s an audit report that substantiates the irregularities.”