Coming down heavily on critics of the upcoming Commonwealth Games, Congress MP Rajiv Shukla on Thursday said the multi-discipline event belonged to India and not to any individual.
A lot of people, including former Sports Minister Mani Shankar Aiyar, are staunch critics of the Games who believe that the country did not need the event and all the spending on it was sheer waste of money.
The bickering reached a crescendo when Aiyar said he would be unhappy if the Games will be conducted successfully and reacting to it Organising Committee Chairman Kalmadi termed the fellow Congress leader as anti-national.
Shukla said it's time that everyone forgets the difference and work towards a brilliant organisation of the Games, scheduled for October 3-14 in New Delhi.
"These are India's Games not of Mani Shakar's or Kalmadi's. This is not the time for criticism or counter criticism.