Congress spokesperson Jaiveer Shergill said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) demands accountability for 70 years from the Congress but when the PM CARES fund details are sought, they feel bad, IANS reported.
Congress criticisms came after the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) refused to share details of the fund under the Right to Information Act (RTI).
“True picture is — PMO denied sharing details under RTI and no CAG audit-Fund is built with bricks of secrecy with the nameplate ‘Khaunga & Details Nahi Bataunga’,” Congress leader said.
“India is in unlock mode and considering this even the BJP govt should unlock the expenditure details of PM CARES fund,” he added.
The BJP government has never publicly declared how much the fund has accumulated in total. According to reports, PM-CARES had collected Rs 6,500 crore within its first week.
Opposition parties including Congress have been demanding an audit by the CAG of the PM-CARES.
Earlier BJP leaders tweeted the photo of one single ventilator with a PM CARES label, claiming it to be proof of how well the controversial fund is working.