Congress Govt would reply appropriately to CAG: Moily

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Hyderabad, Nov 22 (UNI) Making light of the ''indictment'' of the Congress Government by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG), Congress Working Committee(CWC) Member and Andhra Pradesh Affairs in charge Veerappa Moily today maintained that the report would in no way ''dent'' the image of the State Government.

Talking to newspersons here, he said the CAG's report was ''no judgement''. The State Government would study the report and submit the Action Taken Report (ATR) to the State Assembly, he added.

The previous Telugu Desam Party (TDP) Government had been ''indicted'' by CAG several times, but it had not taken its report seriously, he contended.

Mr Moily, who met Speaker K R Suresh Reddy as also party MLAs and MLCs to ascertain the views on the new Pradesh Congress Committee President, said a decision on the nomination of the new PCC Chief would be taken by party President Sonia Gandhi in a week.

He would convey the feelings of the partymen on the issue of nominating the new PCC President to Ms Gandhi, said Mr Moily, who had a meeting with representatives of the party frontal organisations, cells and departments.

Mr Moily, who had invited sharp criticism from advocates of Telangana State within the Congress with his statement that the Congress party was contemplating to constitute the Second States Reorganisation Commission to decide on it, parried all questions from newspersons on the sensitive issue.

Maintaining that the TDP had no moral right to talk on the issue of hiking Minimum Support Price (MSP) for paddy, Mr Moily asked what prevented the then ''king maker'' to ensure that the previous BJP-led National Democratic Alliance Government hiked the MSP to Rs 1000.

It was during the previous NDA regime that the difference between the MSP for Wheat and Paddy widened, he alleged.

The ruling Congress both at the Centre and in Andhra Pradesh had the highest concern for the farmers welfare, he said, adding that the maximum rise in the MSP for Paddy was effected during the United Progressive Alliance regime.


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