Kalmadi was appointed by Sonia, PM: Gadkari

August 9th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS  

Bharatiya Janata Party New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday attacked the central government saying that Suresh Kalmadi was appointed chief of the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the recommendation of Congress head Sonia Gandhi.

The youth wing of the BJP Tuesday took out a rally from Ramlila ground in central Delhi to Jantar Mantar to demand the ouster of Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, who was indicted of irregularities in the Games by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG).

“The report clearly indicts the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) and Dikshit of being involved in financial irregularities worth crores (of Rupees). I want an answer from Congress chief Sonia Gandhi on the CAG report,” BJP chief Nitin Gadkari said while addressing the rally.

Gadkari also compared the situation to Karnataka.

“Congress was telling us that we are not taking action against former Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa. Now, we ask the same thing… take action against Dikshit,” he said.

Gadkari said that Kalmadi was appointed by the prime minister at the behest of Sonia Gandhi and the government is now blaming the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance.

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