Congressional leaders described as "baseless" the allegation of the BJP, based on a report by Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG), that there was a shift of 35,000 crore between revenues and expenditures in 2016-17 Government of Congress led by Siddaramaiah.
On Saturday, Mr. Siddaramaiah accused the BJP of distracting people from "the failure and incompetence" of the Narendra Modi government at the Center. "They mislead people," he said.
He alleged that the amount had accumulated due to the non-reconciliation of expenditures from 2010-2011, while the BJP was in power in the state. "There was no diversion of any kind. Non-reconciliation of expenses is a regular occurrence each year. The BJP unnecessarily raises this issue for political gain. Let the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) led by R. Ashok, the BJP leader, review the report, "he said.
"My government has reduced to 19% in 2016-2017 the amount of the non-reconciliation of funds, which amounted to more than 47% under the BJP," he told reporters. Chamarajanagar.
"Tool to defame"
S addressing another press conference, V.R. Sudarshan, former chairman of the Legislative Council, and Rizwan Arshad, leader of the MLC and Congress, strongly criticized the BJP for "using the CAG's findings as a tool to defame" a former chief minister.
"According to the logic of the BJP, the amount of unaccountable funds under the BJP regime in Karnataka was more than 66,000 crore," said Sudarshan.
He stated that the government was ready to present the facts regarding the CAG's findings if the BJP took note of them during the winter session.
The BJP should train his weapons on Mr. Siddaramaiah during the session. He has already asked Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy to take action against his predecessor for "financial mismanagement".