Thursday, October 30, 2014

NOW BJP Wants To Caution CAG? Waah!


Addressing the annual conference of the CAG, Mr Jailtey said, "An auditor should be conscious that he is reviewing a decision which has already been taken. He doesn't need to sensationalise. He has to be an effective auditor, but activism and restraint are always the two sides of the same coin."

On Monday, Public Accounts Committee or PAC Chairman K V Thomas addressing the auditors had asked the CAG to restrict audits to financial impropriety and refrain from generating "astronomical figures of notional losses".

But his caution in a way echoed the congress reaction to the two crucial CAG reports - spectrum allocation and coal blocks allocation. Interestingly, the two reports were used by Mr Jaitley's party since 2009 - while in opposition - to target the UPA regime with charges of "integrity deficit" and "crony capitalism".


Tum karo tou fashion… hum karen tou pesha?

I agree with the views expressed by Thomas and Jaitley (in this context, at this conference). I also agreed when the exact same opinions were voiced by Sibal and Chidambaram! I have always maintained that the obscene amount of PERCEIVED losses was reported with the sole intent to sensationalise the issue.

To this day, everyone with a functional brain (capable of intelligent thought) maintains that the ridiculous numbers reported for the spectrum allocation or even for the black-money issue are unrealistic.

The politicians who criticised the UPA for its statements are now using the exact same arguments - That's totally fine and understandable. I mean, they are now in power and such flip flops are obvious. What I do have an issue with is the general (voting) public and the media. There is a huge difference in the way they are reacting and reporting to these statements/arguments now that the BJP is using them.

Itna bias?

Sigh… Chaar din ki chaandani, phir andheri raat hai

2 Opinions:

Unknown said...

For now, everyone is looking up with the 'Acche din aayenge' hope shining on their faces. But, this hope isn't eternal... one slip is enough to end the honeymoon period of this government.

Or maybe, after years of UPA... this 'chaandni raat' would last a little longer than expected until they too start fumbling and tripping down the same old path.

L o r d R a j said...

It's just sad to see people being so idiotic. That's what bothers me. I couldn't care less about which party is in power.