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Games aren’t a waste: Sheila to Aiyar

delhi Updated: Jun 26, 2010 23:21 IST
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Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit is upset with former Union Sports Minister and senior Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar for reportedly terming the Commonwealth Games an “enormous waste of money”.

“It’s not fair to make such comments, now when the Games are just a few months away,” Dikshit said on Saturday.

“We are just 99 days away, and I would just like all people of Delhi as well as of India to be proud of the Games.”

Aiyar had on Friday said that India’s poor would not have access to India’s biggest sporting event and that the money spent on the Games could have been better utilised for anti-poverty and welfare programmes.

Dikshit said infrastructure projects and development of better transport facilities have benefited the capital. “It’s not that only NDMC areas or select places will benefit. What could be done is being done for all areas,” she said.