Severely rapped by the Comptroller and Auditor General for irregularities in Commonwealth Games projects, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Friday evaded a direct reply to the charges saying her government will put its view before Public Accounts Committee, if asked.
Pointing out that they were yet to receive a copy of the 743-page report by the CAG, Ms. Dikshit made a brief statement to the media after presiding over an unscheduled Cabinet meeting during which the ministers expressed their full support to her on the issue.
“The CAG report has been placed before Parliament. We are yet to get a copy of it. We are trying to get a copy of it.
“All I can assure you that when the CAG report goes to the PAC, in accordance with the well—established practice, whatever departments are asked to come before the PAC and answer any query that the members of PAC may want to be answered, we will cooperate with them completely and fully,” the chief minister told reporters at the media briefing during which all the ministers were present.
Sources said the Cabinet decided that the government would reply to all the charges in due course. The Cabinet also felt that there were no wrongdoings on the part of Delhi government in executing the Games related projects.
The CAG report, which was tabled in Parliament on Friday afternoon, has pointed out several irregularities in various projects, including streetlighting and streetscaping, undertaken by the government in the run up to the Commonwealth Games in October last year.