Govt. studying Shunglu Committee report: Sheila Dikshit

March 25th, 2011 - 7:23 pm ICT by ANI  

Bharatiya Janata Party New Delhi, Mar 25 (ANI): Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Friday said her government was studying the report of Shunglu Committee that probed alleged irregularities in the conduct of the 2010 Commonwealth Games (CWG).

“We are studying the report and will react after that,” said Dikshit, when asked about her being named in the report for irregularities in Commonwealth Games works.

According to reports, the Shunglu Committee has indicted Delhi Lieutenant-Governor Tejinder Khanna and Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, among several others, for delays and losses in projects related to the 2010-sporting extravaganza.

Meanwhile, senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Venkaiah Naidu courted arrest near Delhi Assembly today demanding the resignation of Chief Minister Dikshit and action against Lieutenant-Governor Khanna over the Shunglu Committee report.

“This Delhi government is corrupt and it is proved in the Shunglu report. We demand resignation from the Chief Minister and action against all those ministers and officials indicted in the report,” said Naidu before courting arrest in the presence of his party workers.

Criticizing both the Central Government and the Delhi Government for shielding those involved in the scam, the BJP leader demanded that strict action should be taken against Lieutenant-Governor Tejinder Khanna.

“The Prime Minister had promised that he will take quick action against those who gulped crores of rupees in CWG preparations. But in Lok Sabha they are not tabling the report and the Minister (Pawan Kumar Bansal) says the government is going through the report. We want to know for how long they will study it?” Naidu said.

The Shunglu Committee was appointed by the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, in October last year, just after the completion of the mega event, to probe allegations of corruption, misappropriation of funds, irregularities and weaknesses in management of the Games. (ANI)

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