CAG indicts Narendra Modi government for favouring big corporate houses.

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    CAG indicts Narendra Modi government for favouring big corporate houses.
    D.P. Bhattacharya
    Gandhinagar ,March 30, 2012

    The Narendra Modi government had claimed that sick PSUs will be turned into profitable ones.

    The Comptroller and Auditor general of India (CAG) has indicted Gurajat government-owned Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation (GSPC) for favouring big corporate houses like Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) and the Adanis.

    GSPC has come under fire from CAG for buying gas from the open market and "selling" it to the Adanis at a price lower than its own cost price. CAG estimated that Adani Energy received undue benefit of Rs 70.54 crore in the process.

    CAG has also noted that RIL has unilaterally installed control and riser platform in a part of Krishna Godavari (KG) Block licensed to GSPC without its consent. CAG observed that this would make GSPC responsible for safety and security of RIL's structure for its life period. GSPC has also come under fire for submitting bid for acquiring KG Block without properly estimating the financial and technical issues related to it. CAG observed that the result of the lacuna manifested in majorly escalated drilling cost as well as depth, which went up from estimated 45,348 metres to 77,395.07 meters. The cost, which was estimated at $102.23 million rose to $41302.88 million.

    CAG also slammed GSPC for the time taken for carrying out the environmental impact assessment studies in eight domestic blocks. The most high-profile public sector unit (PSU) in Gujarat, GSPC has estimated to have run into losses of Rs 5,000 crore largely due to its faulty operations in the KG Basin for oil exploration.

    Not only GSPC, other PSUs also came in the red as Gujarat Road Transport Corporation reportedly listed loss of Rs 159.74 crore and Gujarat State Financial Corporation suffered a loss of Rs 156.91 crore.

    The Assembly has been witnessing heightened drama over tabling of the CAG report as the state government has scheduled it for the last day of the ongoing Budget Session on Friday.

    The opposition has already submitted a memorandum to governor Kamla Beniwal, who has sought an explanation from the state government concerning the delay in tabling the CAG report. Meanwhile, on Wednesday, the entire Opposition was suspended after it caused a ruckus over the tabling of the report. "Four of our MLAs were not present in the house on Wednesday and these four will be there when the report is tabled on Friday," said Siddharth Patel from Congress.

    The report, which has found its way into the media, has punctured the tall claims of the state government of turning sick PSUs into profitable ones.

    Gujarat Pradesh Congress Committee president Arjun Modvadia came down heavily on the state government saying that the report exposes the corruption in the Bharatiya Janata Party government in Gujarat. "The report clearly shows how the state government is favouring only a handful of industrialists instead of working for the six crore Gujaratis," Modvadia said adding that the state government is now avoiding uncomfortable questions on the report by tabling it on the last day of the Session.

    Meanwhile, the state government chose to underplay the controversy. Government spokesperson Jay Narayan Vyas told MAIL TODAY that even if the CAG report was tabled on the first day of the Session, it would not have made much of a difference.

    "The CAG report goes to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), which is headed by a member from the Opposition," Vyas said adding that the PAC then studies the report and grills relevant departments before preparing its own report, which is submitted to the Speaker," Vyas explained rubbishing the allegations of delaying the tabling of the report.

    Courtesy: Mail Today

    CAG indicts Narendra Modi government for favouring big corporate houses - Business Today
     
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    Looks like the Adanis made some Gujrati Politicians rich.
     
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    Bloody paid media and even CAG is paid by Maino to report bad things about the Modi governement.
     
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    If that is the case CAG wouldn't have exposed the loss in revenue due to allocation of Coal blocks.
    UNO has choosen our CAG as it's main auditor.
     
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Media is paid and that's for sure.Show me any congress ruled state's loss making any News except AP.Don't you think those govt.'s companies don't make loss ??
CAG isn't paid for sure.This audit is genuine and govt. has accepted it and govt also said the companies would make profit again.I'm sure they will cover that 70 crore lose asap.
     
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    Yeah the very paid media has exposed many scams.
     
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    yes media are paid but not every one .
     
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Exposed ?? Which ?? It's CAG reports which exposed not media.Btw, you forget the silence of whole mainstream media over neera radia issue and also involvement of Barkha Dutt and Vir Sanghvi in 2G.And also Rajdeep Sardesai's assurance of not airing the matter to neera radia and barkha dutt.
     
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    Barkha Dutt has of late won some National Award.

    The Govt. loves her!
     
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    Just yesterday times now showed papers of a deal with kickbacks from Augusta Westland for starters.

    Yes CAG is doing what it is supposed to do. And media digs in even more to "break news"
     
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    Most of times, media covered the govt.And about this deal, I'm sure somebody has leaked the info just like nira radia tape to make news.It's not like true journalism.But I'm glad Times has taken a bold step to leak it. Media hypes 99% times.
     
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    Media is in a business. Today the cong is in power, they will suck up so that they have "sources" that give them "breaking news". If they party changes they will change too. Understand the rules of business are same as others. There are no permanent friends or enemies. Only permanent interests.

    We in the business never fight with anyone or even if we do, it's easy to patch up if there is a buck to be made.
     
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I know that very well.But for Gujarat, they all have different persepective.Modi has been ruling here since 10 years and I never saw a single day when all 3 gujju newspapers didn't bash Modi and govt.Everyday, they use very foul language, baseless allegations or sometimes never print any news about good thing done by govt.They make total blackout for good things.Thanks to DD and other gujju channels which show true,unbiased news.Irony is these papers' columnist write vice versa everytime.:lol:
     
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    I would really be interested in seeing those newspapers which use foul language as i have never seen any newspaper in India use foul language.

    BTW, as they say when Sita herself was talked about in negative light and had to pass through agni pariksha, then Narendra Modi is but a mere human.
     
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    He doesn't care really.....:p
    Well, if you know Gujarati than you can read all those news papers. Have you ever read "Modi ne relo ayo " matlab modi ko rela aya matlab modi ki [email protected] ke niche rela aya....???? Such language they use.....
     
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    did you miss this :troll:
     
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    Whatever. Narendra Modi is a brilliant administrator and has done many good things for Gujarat, so much so that the Gujarat model is discussed by politicians in Delhi , Punjab and even by the comrades in West Bengal even while cursing Modi all the while.

    I will say one thing about BJP - can Congress party show leaders of the caliber of Narendra Modi, Manohar Parrikar or of the honesty of Gen Khanduri...? Any sign of leadership will be nipped in the bud so as not to threaten the Ghandy Family. Regional leaders like Mamata and Sharad Pawar left Congress when their upward path was thwarted and now Congress is diminished in these states. Perhaps blind slavery of Nehru family will be the end of Congress finally.
     
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    No one caught the sarcasm actually :troll:
     
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    Action should be taken on the CAG report.
     
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    Dont be too happy YB - I could feel your joy....:laugh:
     

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