Australia raises suspicion on CWG 2010 corruption, calls it politically motivated

August 2nd, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI  

Bharatiya Janata Party Canberra, August 2 (ANI): Australian has raised suspicion that the Commonwealth Games, scheduled to be held in New Delhi, has become a ‘political’ football in India amid widespread corruption claims.

“It looks a little political to me, it looks like the parties and the government there are having a go at each other, and no doubt everybody has got their little axe to grind,” The Age quoted the chief executive of the Australian Commonwealth Games Association, Perry Crosswhite, as saying.

The paper also said that all building certificates for the games’ venue, inspected so far are fake or under suspicion.

However, the Indian head of the organising committee for the CWG, Suresh Kalmadi, has denied the “allegation of corruption” as “baseless”.

The opposition Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party has demanded a judicial probe into the claims of corruption in constructing facilities for the October 3-14 Games.

An estimated 425 Australian athletes, accompanied by about 175 officials are supposed to meet the organisers by September 3, 2010.

“Our view is that it’s going to be tight but they will meet the deadline,” Crosswhite added. (ANI)

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