Shri Narendra Modi must be held accountable by same standard that he applies for others: INC on CAG report

New Delhi: The Indian National Congress (INC) in a series of tweets on Tuesday said that 'Shri Narendra Modi must be held accountable by same standard that he applies for others.'

Reacting to the report tabled by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) on the famed 'Gujarat Model', senior Congress leader Anand Sharma said that, "CAG report tabled in Gujarat Assembly on 31st March, 2016 exposes the false myth of ‘Gujarat Model’ and ‘Brand Namo’."

"Report of CAG is a severe indictment of the then Modi Govt (2011-12 to 2014-15) depicting breach of trust, illegal enrichment of ‘Suit Boot cronies’ and mal intentioned loss caused to public exchequer," he wrote in a series of tweets on the official Twitter handle of the INC.

Mr. Sharma further said that though the "promotional videos described Shri Modi as an ‘exceptional dreamer’ who will ensure independence of India in hydrocarbon field by 2014," he virtually ended up wasting up "Rs.19,576 crore of public money."

CAG tabled its report on Gujarat growth model in the Assembly on 31 March 2016. The report pointed out flaws in the famed Gujarat model.

While pointing out 'significant deficiencies' by the Gujarat government in implementing schemes for protection and welfare of female children, the report noted that since Gujarat State Child Protection Society (GSCPS) had not formulated its State Child Protection Policy and State Plan of Action, sex ratio in the state had declined further.

The report also criticised the Gujarat government for not maintaining teaching staff in schools run by it, which resulted in 64 of the 43,176 government-run schools running without any teacher.

It also pointed out that said that 20 Gujarat state government-run public sector undertakings (PSUs) incurred losses of Rs 1,111.85 crore and that the state registered a growth -6.96 percent in 2012-13.

ENI Bureau