Cong says something 'fishy' after auditor issues qualified opinion on accounts of Adani Ports & SEZ
Delhi, May 31 (PTI) The Congress on Wednesday cited a "qualified opinion" issued by an auditor on the accounts of Adani Ports & Special Economic Zone to ask why the firm did not engage an independent entity to address the auditor's concerns if everything is above board.
Congress general secretary Jairam Ramesh said the auditor Deloitte Haskins and Sells certainly is not buying Adani's hollow "clean chit" claims, even as the Securities and Exchange Board of India investigations continue.
"It has stated that Adani Ports' transactions with three entities cannot be shown to be with unrelated parties, and has therefore issued a 'qualified opinion' on the company's accounts. It further says that Adani 'has refused to get an independent external examination that would help prove so'," Ramesh said in a tweet.