Modi has met two of my demands on permitting CAG to audit GSTN: Subramanian Swamy

New Delhi: BJP Leader Subramanian Swamy at Parliament House during the budget session, in New Delhi on Friday. PTI Photo by Manvender Vashist (PTI4_7_2017_000101B)

Vastavam web: BJP leader Subramanian Swamy today claimed Prime Minister Narendra Modi has met two of his demands regarding permitting CAG to audit GSTN, the company providing the IT backbone of the GST regime, and the MHA investigating it for national security compliance.”Two of my demands were met by the Prime Minister. One, to permit Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) to audit Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN) and two, to ask Ministry of Home Affairs to investigate GSTN for national security compliance,” he told.

In a letter to Modi last August, Swamy had raised strong objections to a majority stake for private entities in the company formed during the UPA regime to manage and control the accounting and collection of GST.He had also urged Modi to ensure that it is replaced by a government-owned structure.Replying to a query, Swamy said he was waiting for probe reports, but did not reveal the timeline Prime Minister has fixed for submissions.

“I am waiting for probe reports,” he said.In an interview to a news portal in April this year, Swamy had said he would challenge GSTN as “anti-national” in court as it violates his fundamental rights.