With Opposition gunning for Sheila Dikshit, Delhi government on Monday said there was no indictment of the Chief Minister or any other political leader in the CAG report on CWG projects, which is being “unnecessarily politicised.”
Noting that the government has gone through the report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG), Delhi Transport Minister Arvinder Singh Lovely said it has neither indicted Ms. Dikshit nor any other political head and has rather praised the city government on infrastructure development work.
“We have gone through the report. Nowhere in the report either the Chief Minister or any minister or any public functionary has been named. Nobody has been indicted. No mention of their names. Where is the indictment of the Chief Minister?
“What is happening now is unnecessary politicisation of the CAG report. Some people are trying to take political mileage out of the report.... Nowhere in the report, there is mention of the words — corruption or scam,” Mr. Lovely told a press conference after a meeting of the Delhi Cabinet which discussed the audit report in detail.
Tearing into opposition demand for Ms. Dikshit’s resignation, Lovely said if the governments were to resign on the “mere” mention of their names in the CAG report, then every March there will be change in guard at both central and state levels.
The CAG had pointed out several irregularities in certain projects like streetscape and street lighting causing financial losses.
Mr. Lovely said there was “no role” of any political leader or for that matter the Chief Minister in the tender process.