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Delhi firing incident not to affect CWG: Reddy

Government today said that the firing incident at Jama Masjid will have no impact whatsoever on the Commonwealth Games and the athletes scheduled to come to Delhi for the mega event.

india Updated: Sep 20, 2010 09:52 IST

Government on Monday said that the firing incident at Jama Masjid will have no impact whatsoever on the Commonwealth Games and the athletes scheduled to come to Delhi for the mega event.

"We were always aware that the enemies of the nation would try to do something. It will have no impact whatsoever in the readiness of our people. It will have no impact on the sportspersons schedule to come," Urban Development Minister S Jaipal Reddy told reporters in New Delhi.

"It is a small incident...whatever it is, it is for every person in Delhi and visitor to be alert. We have mobilised sufficient security," he said after a visit to Jawaharlal Nehru stadium.

Chairman of the Organising Committee Suresh Kalmadi said he has spoken to many Commonwealth countries and nobody is worried.

"It is not having any impact. We are all set for a great game," he said.