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Government dispels Fennell fears

delhi Updated: Sep 14, 2009 23:15 IST
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Under attack for the capital's tardy preparation for 2010 Commonwealth Games, the Centre, the Delhi government and the organising committee on Monday put up a bold face and assured that every glitch would be ironed out to deliver a successful Games next year.

Commonwealth Games Federation President Michael Fennell's strongly-worded letter, in which he sought a meeting with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to avert a "partial failure" of the Games, clearly put the organisers in embarrassment.

But Urban Development Minister S Jaipal Reddy, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and Chairman of the Organising Committee Suresh Kalmadi sought to allay apprehensions and said all the infrastructure would be in place before the Games.

"Everything is under control, everything is on course. I can say this with authority," Reddy said.

Noting that he "did not want to downplay anything", the Minister said he can assure "the whole nation that everything is okay...It is not only Delhi's pride but also the entire country's pride to host this event".

Reacting to Fennell's outburst, Dikshit said she would use every means at her disposal to make it a success, while Kalmadi announced that he would facilitate the CGF chief's meeting with the Prime Minister.