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CM has done no wrong, officials decided on CWG contracts: govt

delhi Updated: Aug 04, 2011 23:17 IST
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Striking a defiant note, Delhi government on Thursday said chief minister Sheila Dikshit has not done "anything wrong" and some of the decisions related to Commonwealth Games projects which are being criticised now were taken by top officials following due process.

Delhi government, which has gone on a over-drive to control the damage caused by the allegations of irregularities in certain CWG projects, asserted that Dikshit had not "favoured" any company or firm while awarding the contracts.

Addressing a press conference for the second consecutive day on Thursday, chief secretary P K Tripathi completely rejected media reports on wrongdoings based on the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) findings.

Rejecting allegations that Dikshit had favoured IL&FS Eco Smart to get a lucrative deal to remove construction wastes and garbage in the city, Tripathi said she had only asked the then chief secretary Rakesh Mehta to take appropriate action to remove the rubble and not suggested any firm to do so.

"Dikshit had directed the Chief Secretary to take steps to remove the rubbles and following the direction the Chief Secretary had convened a meeting of all concerned agencies," Tripathi said, adding a committee comprising chief engineers of MCD, PWD and NDMC was constituted to finalise the selection of the contractor.

Tripathi said it is "not true" that any relative of Dikshit is member of the IL&FS board.