BJP to take on Govt. over corruption charges in 2010 CWG

July 30th, 2010 - 9:24 pm ICT by ANI  

Bharatiya Janata Party New Delhi, July 30 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Opposition on Friday said it will compel the Central Government to respond to the panel report indicting civic agencies for corruption in various projects related to the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) found alleged irregularities in several Commonwealth Games related to works being carried out by civic and construction agencies.

“The CVC report on Commonwealth Games is important. There is definitely a delay and now issues of corruption are coming up. The country is worried as to how the games will take place. All want the Games to pass off smoothly,” said BJP leader Prakash Javdekar.

“We will take up the issue in the Parliament in the coming weeks and will compel the Government to ensure that the games take place in a proper manner, there are still two months left,” he added.

Meanwhile, Communist party of India- Marxist (CPI-M) leader Sitaram Yechuri said the Government is accountable.

“We need an answer. The games are also important. A minister who was with the government before is giving statements and if they don’t want to listen to us at least they should listen to their own people,” said Yechury.

Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar created a furore on Tuesday by saying that he would be unhappy if the Games were a success.

“This is all fight for plunder. We have sanctioned so much money for the Games when we were in cabinet. It should be probed and the culprits should be booked. Games should take place,” said Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav.

The 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi is being touted as the biggest international sporting event to be hosted by India since the 1982 Delhi Asian Games.

Its success is being seen as the first step for India to bid for bigger events. (ANI)

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