Cong disapproves Dikshit-Kalmadi war of words
Congress today strongly disapproved the war of words between Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and Commonwealth Games panel chief Suresh Kalmadi.delhi Updated: Oct 18, 2010 19:35 IST
Congress on Monday strongly disapproved the war of words between Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and Commonwealth Games panel chief Suresh Kalmadi.
Since the Prime Minister has given the responsibility to probe the conduct of the Games to a former Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG), everyone concerned should observe restrain, Congress spokesman Manish Tewari told reporters in New Delhi.
He was replying to questions on the party's response to trading of charges by Dikshit and Kalmadi on alleged corruption in the conduct of the Games.
On Saturday, Dikshit had said that the "suspicion" of corruption in the just-concluded mega sporting event is on the Games Organising Committee(OC).
The "real corruption seems to be with regard to the money given as loans (to the OC)," she said. Central government had given loans to the tune of Rs 1,600 crore.
Slamming Dikshit, a beleaguered Kalmadi said her aspersions on corruption in the OC were "most disappointing and uncalled for" and that she must do self-reflection on corruption in her own departments.