The harsh indictment of the government by Comptroller & Auditor General (CAG) Vinod Rai in the 2G spectrum allocation case as well as distribution of coal blocks during UPA's tenure has put him in an adversarial position vis-a-vis much of the government, an unusual experience for the 1974 batch Kerala cadre officer who enjoyed a trouble-free career before becoming CAG in January 2008.

"Well, it's surprising that this (adversarial relationship) has been said, since I've found that it is only some people in the political class, as you term it, who have cast aspersion on my work," he said. Read More