New Delhi, Aug 24 (ANI): Janata Dal-United (JD-U) leader Ali Anwar today stated that the startling claims reportedly being made by the former Comptroller and Auditor General Vinod Rai would have been taken seriously had he disclosed it when he was in office.
Reacting on the former CAG’s disclosure that he was under pressure, reportedly by the former UPA government to drop names from the CAG reports , Ali told ANI, “It would have been taken more seriously had he disclosed it when he was in office. One cannot deny the fact that such pressures remain whichever party is in power. This is the drawback of power where people tend to misuse it.”
The former Auditor General Vinod Rai has reportedly dropped a bombshell by claiming that senior functionaries from the UPA government had applied pressure on him to drop certain names from the auditor’s reports on Coalgate and Commonwealth Games scams.
According to reports, Rai’s book which is set to be released on September 15, will provide details of how the former prime minister, Manmohan Singh had succumbed to what he himself once described as ‘compulsions of coalition politics’. (ANI with inputs)(ANI)