Kalmadi axed from Congress Parliamentary Party (Lead)

November 9th, 2010 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) Suresh Kalmadi Tuesday resigned as Congress Parliamentary Party(CPP) secretary after he was asked to quit in the wake of serious corruption allegations against him as head of the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee, sources said.

Kalmadi was asked to resign as CPP secretary ahead of the winter session of parliament that began Tuesday, sources said.

Opposition parties had planned disruptions of parliamentary proceedings to target the government over Kalmadi’s role in the alleged bungling of funds meant for the Oct 3-14 Games.

“That Kalmadi has offered his resignation should stand alone. That should not connect with the Congress at all,” party spokesperson Jayanti Natarajan told a private news channel.

The government has already started investigations into the alleged misappropriation of the funds.

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