Lok Sabha to hold discussion on Commonwealth Games preparation
Amid a row over alleged large-scale corruption in Commonwealth Games projects, the Lok Sabha will hold a discussion on CWG preparations today.delhi Updated: Aug 09, 2010 09:14 IST
Amid a row over alleged large-scale corruption in Commonwealth Games projects, the Lok Sabha will hold a discussion on CWG preparations on Monday.
BJP members Virender Kumar and A T Nana Patil will initiate a special discussion on "delay" in the preparation of the mega sporting event to be held in New Delhi from October 3-14.
The issue of alleged large-scale corruption in the Games projects had created an uproar in Parliament last week with entire Opposition in the Lok Sabha uniting to attack the government, accusing it of allowing "loot" of public money.
Members of the BJP, JD(U), Left parties and Samajwadi Party had targeted the government on the issue. The Left had even demanded a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) to probe charges of corruption in the Games projects.
While Sports Minister M S Gill will reply to the debate, Urban Development Minister S Jaipal Reddy is expected to intervene in the matter.
A discussion on the Bhopal gas tragedy and the recommendations of the GoM will also take place next week, Parliament sources said.
The sources said the BJP will no longer press for a discussion on "misuse" of CBI, an issue high on the Opposition party's agenda when the Monsoon session began two weeks back.
Instead, Congress members are now keen for a discussion on the issue through which they could raise the matter of "Hindu terror", the sources said.