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PMO blames NDA for Kalmadi's appointment as Games chairman

delhi Updated: Aug 02, 2011 13:19 IST

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A day after an explosive report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India blamed the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) for the appointment of Suresh Kalmadi as the head of the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee, the PMO has put the blame on the NDA government.

The PMO said that the NDA government had signed an official agreement with the Commonwealth Games Federation in 2003 which said Indian Olympics Association (IOA) President will be the Chairman of the Organising Committee. The NDA government led by Atal Behari Vajpayee was in power when India's bid for the Games was accepted.

The PMO further clarified that it had no hand in the decision to appoint Suresh Kalmadi.