Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia have been trying to establish their government’s 'honesty' by citing a Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report that purportedly says Delhi has been a revenue surplus state since 2015, the year the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) first came to power with a majority. But the picture the national auditor paints about the Delhi balance sheet is not all that rosy. The CAG report was tabled in the Delhi assembly last month.
How is the AAP government misleading people about the CAG report?
The CAG report highlighted huge losses that seven of the Delhi government’s 18 public sector enterprises have incurred year after year. The auditor said that funds earmarked for various schemes in 2019-20 had not been utilised. It pulled up Delhi’s public sector firms for not conforming to prescribed accounting policies and standards. These are the parts that the AAP government is not telling the...
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