Gill denies formation of apex committee, says Govt. will look into CWG corruption

August 5th, 2010 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI  

Mani Shankar Aiyar New Delhi, Aug 5 (ANI): Union Youth Affairs and Sports Minister M S Gill on Thursday said the Central Government will look into charges of corruption in the 2010 Commonwealth Games, but denied plans to set up an apex committee to monitor the Games.

“As far as corruption is concerned, government will take all actions. I will write to the authorities, including the Finance Minister and request him if there is anything,” said Gill in the Rajya Sabha.

Referring to the Vigilance Commission’s report of alleged irregularities in projects related to the Commonwealth Games, Gill said the agencies must speed up action and catch whoever is responsible.

Further refuting Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar’s demand for the formation of a high-level committee to monitor the Games, Gill said: “Aiyar has vast international experience but I also have my administrative judgement. If more committees could solve the problem of the country, we could have 10 more, but that is not a solution.”

“Only 55 days are left for the games, there was no alternative but to host them with success. Have faith in India, India will get there. God is with us. All 13 major stadiums, including Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium are ready,” he added.

Aiyar finally broken his silence on Wednesday and called for the formation of a high-level committee to ensure that a ‘clean and successful’ 2010 Commonwealth Games is held.”Let us have a high-level apex committee to which all the agencies including the Organising Committee will be responsible. We may still get a clean Games and a successful one,” said Aiyar. (ANI)

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