BJP alleges scam in employing CWG volunteers | delhi | Hindustan Times
Today in New Delhi, India
Jul 27, 2017-Thursday
-°C
New Delhi
  • Humidity
    -
  • Wind
    -

BJP alleges scam in employing CWG volunteers

The Bharatiya Janata Party today alleged a scam in the recruitment of paid volunteers for the Commonwealth Game and that Congress workers were given the contract for hiring the volunteers.

delhi Updated: Oct 19, 2010 17:50 IST

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday alleged a scam in the recruitment of paid volunteers for the Commonwealth Games (CWG) and that Congress workers were given the contract for hiring the volunteers.

The BJP also alleged that the CWG volunteers were not found at the Games venues during the sporting mega event.

"25,000 volunteers (were) hired by the CWG. Crores of rupees (were) spent to hire paid volunteers. Corruption took place in the name of employing volunteers," said a document, titled 'First Information Report (FIR)', party president Nitin Gadkari released at a press conference in New Delhi.

"Contract for paid volunteers (was) given to ruling party workers. Volunteers (were) found across the city but not at the venues/stadia. Crores of rupees corruption took place in the name of employing volunteers," said the BJP's document.