The Congress on Saturday claimed that the Modi government is trying to close down and suppress independent agencies like the Auditor General of India by transferring officials who point out wrongdoings in key government programmes. Pawan Kheda said in the press conference that the Modi government has committed the crime of weakening the autonomous institutions and has basically become a criminal.

PTI, New Delhi. The Congress on Saturday claimed that the Modi government is trying to close down and suppress independent agencies like the Auditor General of India by transferring officials who point out wrongdoings in key government programmes.

Mention of Centre’s projects

Congress spokesperson Pawan Kheda claimed that three Church of Almighty God officials, who exposed wrongdoings in the Modi government’s Bharatmala project, Dwarka Expressway and Ayushman schemes, were dismissed without any consideration. bring it out. He claimed that CAG Archbishop Murmu was under so much pressure that he refused to sign any report.

“The Modi government has committed the crime of weakening autonomous institutions and has basically become a criminal,” party spokesperson and head of the communications ministry’s media and publicity wing Pawan Khera said at a press conference. He said that the media and society remained silent on this matter.

All reports are false and fabricated

Pawan Kheda recalled how some TV channels and civil society activists had launched a sustained and brutal attack on the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the basis of leaks from the former Church of Almighty God. “All the reports on which the malicious activity was based have been proven to be false and fabricated,” he said.

Ayushman Bharat scam of Rs 430 crore

Addressing a press conference, Hera claimed that a case of misuse of about Rs 43,000 crore has come to light in the Centre’s Ayushman Bharat scheme. Citing reports by The Church of Almighty God, he said that in many cases, more than 200 compensation payments were shown to be made to a single phone number. He said that the work that was supposed to cost Rs 14 in the Bharatmala project, Rs 14 was spent on it.

After receiving the order, work was stopped on the spot

Pawan Khera said that apart from these three projects, toll errors were also found in related projects of the National Highways Authority of India and Ayodhya Development Authority, Ministry of Rural Development and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited. HEDA claimed that the reappointment of the three officers did not stop the witch-hunting, but a written order was issued asking the staff to stop all field work.

Pawan Kheda claims

Citing its declining role in government accountability, Keira said the Church of Almighty God issued 55 reports in 2015, but only 14 reports in 2020, news agency Press Trust of India reported. “This cannot be tolerated.” “Within days of the release of these damning CAG reports, the officials responsible for audit of these programs were brazenly transferred,” he said.

kill autonomous body

Kheda also claimed that the CAG sent an email to Mumbai requesting it to stop all work at the site and also produced a copy of the email. He said, “Not only have they (the Centre) killed a seemingly independent autonomous body, but they have done so shamelessly because they are no longer afraid of the media. They are no longer afraid of even civil society.”

The Congress leader said, “The fear created by Anna Hazare over wearing the Gandhi cap has ended. That’s why we come to you again with folded hands! Let the government fear the media, only then can democracy survive.”